News
June 2013
Grozny: Nince Cities installation will be presented at Browse Festival, Berlin, Germany, 13.6-13.7, at Station Berlin. We will be talking about Grozny: Nine Cities at Browse Festival in Berlin on June 15. Please come.

May 2013
Grozny: Nine Cities will be part of Cross Video Days in Paris and DocsBarcelona pitching forums as part of our preparation for making the webdoc.

If you are in Tbilisi during the photofestival, please come visit Grozny: Nine Cities exhibition as part of War and Games show. Opening night - June, 2, G. Leonidze Literature Museum G. Chanturia Str. 8

Grozny: Nine cities 5 minutes multimedia will be part of the screening program of the VIZII festival in Kiev. The screening will take place in Lavra gallery on May, 29, at 19.30

March 2013
Maria Morina and several other film makers, Olga Darfy, Sveta Strelnikova, Julia Panasenko, and Julia Galochkina, have started an on-line platform doc8marta.com for the first women's documentary film festival in Russia .

September 2012
Grozny: Nine Cities short multimedia is a part of the screening program of the Athens Photo Festival, which is held from October 19 to November 4, 2012 in Athens.

Maria Morina's project Nizhny Tagil Youth won a honorable mention from the International Photography Awards.

August 2012
Verso is changing and growing! As we are saying goodbye and wishing the best of luck to Viktor Yuliev, we are also inviting photographers from all over the world to join our collective. Please pass it onto anybody interested - we are now open for portfolio submissions. The address to send them to: contact@versoimages.com. The deadline is October, 1, 2012. We will announce the winners just before our third anniversary.

July 2012
Grozny: Nine Cities is the Winner in the Multimedia Category of the Alexander Efremov Report Photography Competition, Tyumen, Russia.

Alexander Sedelnikov has entered to The Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

June 2012
Olga Kravets has recently released a new multimedia, OccupyAbay, about May 2012 protest in Moscow. It was created in collaboration with Saltimages.ru and sound artist Robin Thefog.

Grozny: Nine Cities installation premiere
At Ojo de Pez Photomeeting Barcelona we had the premiere of our new 19 minutes installation of Grozny: Nine Cities project for three
screens and presented our personal projects and also had a project talk, moderated by Liza Faktor/Screen.

In July 2012 Grozny multimedia was also shown at Les Recontres d'Arles, the Night of Photography, and the project was also shortlisted for the Voies Off Prize.

Olga Kravets will be artist-in-residence at OutpostEdit in New York in June 2012, working on the four-screen video installation about the protests in Russia. It will become the first part of Olga's new long-term project. The second part will be linear and will be presented at Olga's artist talk at Projections of Reality seminar in Moscow on May 31, 2012.

Grozny: Nine Cities project will be part of the third annual Tbilisi Photo Festival and its open-air screenings in Tbilisi’s Old City. On June, 4 at 17.00 - GROZNY : NINE CITIES: meeting with Stanley Green, Yuri Kozyrev, Olga Kravets, Oksana Yushko, and Maria Morina will take place. Venue: Georgian National Museum Auditorium, 1, Purtseladze Street.

Grozny: Nine Cities 5 minutes multimedia is the finalist of PDN Photo Annual 2012 in the multimedia category, and Olga Kravets is a winner of the PDN Photo-Annual Contest for Student work with Uhvatio Maglu Project.

June 2012
Kenozero Dreams project by Oksana Yushko on abandoned area in the North of Russia and people who are still dreaming about better life was exhibited on the 3d Copenhagen Photo Festival in Denmark.

May 2012
Nizhny Tagil Youth by Maria Morina was screened at the Spanish Cinematheque, Madrid, Spain, within the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (May 23 - 26).

Oksana Yushko's project Moscow Inside/Outside will be part of the group exhibition "OTHER WORLDS" in Leeds,UK. OTHER WORLDS draws on the work of twelve renown photographers from former Soviet Bloc countries to create a diverse, yet convergent collection of images that leads us tip-toeing through the back door into the living rooms of these hitherto distant spaces.
THE GALLERY at Flannels, Leeds, UK, May 17 - July 15.

Grozny: Nine Cities 5 minutes multimedia was screened at the International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Polland.

March 2012
Grozny: Nine Cities 5 minutes multimedia is showcased in the FOLiLABS(Museo de Fotografía Lima's experimental containers within different public spaces of Lima) during the First Biennale of Photography of Lima organised by the Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima and Centro de la Imagen from 19th of March to 19th of April 2012.

February 2012
10 pictures portfolio from Grozny: Nine Cities project was published in PDN Photo of the Day.

January 2012
We raised $8.590 through a campaign on Emphas.is, while our goal was $7.500. The budget covered reporting costs including travel, film, and accommodation for a two weeks to Chechnya for three people. As the project is overfunded, it will contribute towards the another trip to Grozny. Here is the list of backers and the list of people who helped us with the organization of the campaign on Emphasis. Thanks a lot to all of you!
Now it’s time for us to move on to research for the upcoming trip that you all made possible. We are opening the making-of zone soon on the Emphas.is website for our backers and will be happy to hear any suggestions and questions from you about what should be there, you can live comments on our facebook page.

Projects Kenozero Dreams by Oksana Yushko and Just Like Old Times by Victor Yuliev were published in a new issue of Private magazine, #55 - Rurality now.

Grozny: Nine Cities project was published in Russian for the first time in Lenta.ru /one of the leading media portals in Russia/ special project Country that ceased to exist. For the first time we’ve also presented there a number of the interviews taken for the project, including the one with Akhmed Zakayev, one of the best-known Chechen exiles.

December 2011
War is Only Half the Story, Vol Four featuring the work of 2010 grant winners Danny Wilcox Frazier Surviving Wounded Knee and Monika Bulaj Nur/Light: Afghanistan, Not the War Only, and photo essays by the 2010 finalists: Jessica Hines My Brother’s War; Helena Schaetzle The Time in Between – 4,756 Kilometers of Memory; and Olga Kravets, Maria Morina, and Oksana Yushko Grozny: Nine Cities is published.

FotoDepartament Gallery presents Alexander Sedelnikov’s personal exhibition See You Later - a result of three-years work. Pictures taken in Saint-Petersburg and Chelyabinsk region, don’t document what is going on, don’t clarify the situation and history, but rather give a strange feeling. “See you” – a word that we pronounce to postpone the inevitable and accept our permanent existence under the eyes of another, FotoDepartament Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, December, 17 - January, 27.

Crowdfunding: Grozny: Nine Cities project on Emphas.is. Please, be a backer for our Grozny: Nine Cities project.
Our goal is to raise $7.500 to fund our next trip to Grozny. The result of the project will be shown in an installation consisting of a two and three screen multimedia essay and prints, a web-documentary, and a book.

Olga Kravets as a recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship has just graduated from London College of Communication MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography with a distinction and has presented her new project The Shelter as installation.

November 2011
Maria Morina's 5.5 minutes film Nizhny Tagil Youth, part of the ongoing video&photo project, exploring life of young people in one of the industrial centres, located on the virtual border between Europe and Asia, was selected for The Rencontres Internationales and screened on November, 18 in Paris, Centre Pompidou.

October 2011
Grozny: Nine Cities is the Grand Prize Winner in the Multimedia Category of the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2011.

Grozny: 9 cities 5 minutes multimedia was shown at the screening in the first International Bursa Photo Festival.

September 2011
Oksana Yushko's project Kenozero Dreams is presented in Backlight Photo Festival, Territories of Desire - Contemporary Photography from Russia, September 17, 2011 - November 3, 2011, Tampere Art Museum, Finland.

The Aftermath Project is selling prints from 2010 grant winners and finalists to help raise funds for our $15,000 NEA matching grant for publishing this year's book, "War is Only Half the Story, Vol Four", which is also featuring Grozny: Nine Cities project.
Prints by Maria Morina, Olga Kravets, Oksana Yushko, and many others including Sara Terry and Marcus Bleasdale, are available.
Download the Annual Fundraiser Brochure to view prints and information.

June 2011
We became finalists of The Manuel Rivera Ortiz Foundation for International Photography Grant with our joint project Grozny: Nine Cities. Please visit the website to take a look at the selected projects in The Hall of Excellence.

The work of Verso Images members is showcased at the Photographicon: Russia Through the Lens exhibition in the University of Wales, Newport.

May 2011
On the day when Europe's most famous war criminal Ratko Mladic's capture was announced the project Olga Kravets has done about him was published in New York Times Lens blog.

April 2011
A short multimedia work from Grozny: Nine Cities project has been nominated  for Moving Image Award - People's Choice, you can vote for us here.

March 2011
Grozny: Nine Cities project is showcased at the New York Festival Provocation exhibition and also it was screened at Palm Springs Photo Festival in US as on of the finalists of 2011 Slide show contest.

Verso collective participates in Format Festival'11 in Derby, UK, Mapping the Flâneur installation.

February 2011
Grozny: Nine Cities Project was published in Rear View Mirror Magazine with an essay by Christian Jennings.