Exhibition - Women Street Photographers Russia

Thrilled to bits to have won another place on an exhibition curated by Gulnara Samoilova for Women Street Photographers. This is my fourth time and I’m super happy to have this picture of the dancing legs on show during the FIAP Biennale (International Federation of Photographic Art) at the State Historical Museum in Chelyabinsk, Russia in August 2020)! Here are all four of the pictures that have been exhibited by Women Street Photographers so far: Unsynchronised (Russia 2020), Seville (NYC 2019), Horseback (Brussels 2019) and Yellow Flowers (Kuala Lumpur 2019).



Interview - Outerfocus Podcast

A couple of weeks into the UK Coronavirus Lockdown I was invited to be interviewed on Outerfocus podcast and had the pleasure of chatting with Ian Weldon (“I am not a Wedding Photographer”). We talked about The Photo Weekender, my journey into photography and lots of other stuff. Grab a cuppa and take a listen here: https://www.outerfocuspodcast.com/podcast/2020/4/3/outerfocus-55-polly-rusyn



Speaker - National Geographic Masterclasses

2020 was the second year of the National Geographic Traveller Masterclasses held in London. I was actually a participant in the first year. This year I was truly honoured to be asked to speak (twice) and to be part of a panel discussion. It was a great day with in excess of 200 attendees, and speakers all across the travel photography spectrum. I spoke about the place of street photography within travel photography and shared some of my best tips for Ninja style shooting (!) as well as composition.



Official Fujifilm X-Photographer

After having collaborated with Fujifilm on a few projects in the last few months, I was over the moon to be asked to become a Brand Ambassador. Of course I accepted, pretty much shouting, “A thousand times yes!” - so I am now an Official Fujifilm X-Photographer. And very proud too! My kit currently includes a Fujifilm X100V and Fujifilm X-T2. My lenses are Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR and Fujinon XF35mmF2 R WR 


You can see my portfolio on the Fujifilm website here: https://fujifilm-x.com/en-gb/photographers/polly-rusyn/













Feature - The Phoblographer

Listed as one of ten street photographers under 10K on Instagram on The Phoblographer. “Based in the UK, Polly is an extremely talented street photographer. Her followers can often look forward to her photographic memories as she continues to travel as far and wide as possible. Her work has one key component – variety. Multiple compositions, an incredible understanding of light and colors that make you want to touch the ‘motherf*cking rainbow’.”




Speaker - Snap Photography Festival 2019

I was one of the keynote speakers at SNAP Photography Festival 2019. I gave a 90 minute talk: “Stop Looking, Start Seeing - The Science of Street Photography” to around 100 wedding industry professionals. And also led a mini workshop in Weston-super-Mare. Here is a link to an interview and below are some photos of me in action… (main photo credits: Angela Ward Brown, Kate Jackson, Emma Warley and some love from IG stories)



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