Documentary photographer, photojournalist Maks Levin found lifeless in Kyiv region

Police found Ukrainian photojournalist, documentary photographer Maks Levin dead in close proximity to the village of Huta Mezhyhirska in Kyiv region. He remaining 4 small sons, a wife, and elderly dad and mom.

“On April 1, immediately after very long searches in the location of ​​ the village of Huta Mezhyhirska in Kyiv region, the police found photojournalist, documentary photographer Maks Levin useless. Maks, accompanied by Oleksiy Chernyshov, a serviceman and former photographer, went to Huta Mezhyhirska on March 13 to doc the consequences of the Russian aggression. They remaining a automobile and headed in the direction of the village of Moshchun. Considering the fact that then, the relationship with the two adult men was dropped. Later on it became acknowledged that extreme battling broke out in the location in which Maks was heading to operate. The whereabouts and fate of Oleksiy Chernyshov have not been established nonetheless,” Ukrainian media outlet stories, for which Levin worked for additional than 10 yrs.

In accordance to the preliminary information produced by the press services of the Prosecutor General’s Workplace, unarmed Levin was killed with two photographs from small arms by servicemen of the Russian Armed Forces.

The circumstance about violation of legal guidelines and customs of war (Post 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine) was opened. The pre-demo investigation is underway, steps are staying taken to establish all the circumstances of the crime.

Maks Levin was born on July 7, 1981, in Kyiv location. For a lot more than 10 several years, he worked in the editorial place of work of, also contributed for Reuters, BBC, TRT Earth, Linked Push, Hromadske. His photographs had been released by the Wall Avenue Journal, TIME, Breaking news Poland, EU AGENDA, World news, The Moscow Time, Korrespondent.internet, ELLE, Television set-24, Radio Bulgaria, Ukraine Disaster Media centre, Vatican news, RFE/RL.

Most of his documentary initiatives are linked to the war in Ukraine. “Just about every Ukrainian photographer goals of using a picture that will cease the war,” the journalist described.

In 2014, together with his colleague Markiyan Lyseyko, Levin established the Immediately after ILOVAISK,, a army venture to preserve and rethink the significance of the occasions of August 2014 by the armed service, their people and citizens of Ukraine in typical. Maks was a single of individuals who managed to get out of the Ilovaisk lure alive.

In addition to journalism, Levin designed dozens of picture and online video jobs for humanitarian companies, this sort of as the World Wellness Corporation (WHO), UN, UNICEF, OSCE, UN Females.

Oleksiy Chernyshov and Maks Levin labored together for lots of yrs. In 2014, at the peak of the Revolution of Dignity, they received wounded through a rally in the vicinity of the Kyiv-Sviatoshynskyi courtroom on January 10.

Maks Levin still left 4 insignificant sons, a widespread-legislation wife, and aged mother and father.

Aid to relatives:

Monobank: 4441114420335646 – Zoriana Stelmakh

PrivatBank: 5168757403122528 – Inna Varenytsia


By Indana