Julia Kochetova


Julia Kochetova (b. 1993) is a Ukrainian photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in Kyiv. Her work focuses on firsthand storytelling as a method, researching topics of the war generation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and feminism. 

Kochetova studied journalism at Taras Shevchenko National University (UA) and Mohyla School of Journalism (UA), alongside participating in IDFAcademy (NL).

As a freelancer, Kochetova has covered the Maidan revolution (2013-2014), the annexation of Crimea (2014), and the Russia-Ukraine war (2014-now). 

She is a regular contributor to Der Spiegel, Vice News, Zeit, Bloomberg, The Guardian, amongst others.

In 2023, Kochetova won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Continuing News Coverage: Long Form with VICE News Tonight.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2024 World Press Photo Contest winner 

Julia Kochetova on Social Media:
Instagram: @seameer
Twitter: @yeah_kochetova

Julia Kochetova

Portrait credit: Paolo Verzone