Tatsiana Chypsanava

Tatsiana Chypsanava is a documentary photographer based in Aotearoa New Zealand. Born in Belarus and a descendant of the Komi peoples of the Siberian North West Ural, she is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph, both groups that champion diversity in the industry. Her work focuses on Indigenous rights, migration, and environmental issues. Chypsanava is a grantee of the Wellcome Trust (2020) and an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop (2021) and the Missouri Photo Workshop (2022). Her ongoing personal project, Ruatoki, began in 2014, born from a decade-long relationship with the Teepa family. Chypsanava has also lived among and documented the lives of the Tupinambá people of the Brazilian Northeast.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Tatsiana Chypsanava


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza

This decade-long documentary photographic project follows the lives of Ngāi Tūhoe man John Teepa and his family as they live on traditional indigenous land in the remote mountains of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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