It was truly an honour to be on a shortlist of 10 women for the Women Street Photographers Artist Residency in New York. I did not win - but the winner was a very worthy one: Debrani Das. To entry we had to submit a series of eight images along with an artist statement. Below are my eight!
My photo received an honourable mention in this the most recent exhibition opportunity from Women Street Photographers, for a virtual exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Street Photographer Festival. My princesses were photographed in Stamford Hill, London.
Photographer Ryan Hardman invited me to be interviewed along with a number of other street photographers on his blog. Check it out and take a look through some of the other photographs being talked about too!
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).
Really honoured and surprised to have made the finals in the street photography category of the prestigious and respected Siena international Photography Awards (SIPA) 2020.
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
Eyeshot Magazine is one of the leading promoters of contemporary street photography today - complete with website, Instagram and printed publications. One of my shots recently appeared in the Street Fashion printed issue, and now I have been honoured with having a portfolio included on with the website and Instagram feed.
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.
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/
Round up of a wonderful year in photography! Yes 2019 rocked. Here are all the wonderful things that happened as seen in my Instagram stories. Stalk me! https://www.instagram.com/pollyrusyn/
My photo was selected for publication in the beautifully curated and printed Eyeshot Magazine, showcasing contemporary street photographers.
Super surpised and chuffed to be named as The Phoblographer’s favourite street photographer of 2019! Check it out. And check out the other photographers too.
Speaker at the Cambrian Winter Show sponsored by Fujifilm UK. I presented a talk entitled “The Science of Street Photography”.
Selected as one of 90 women street photographers to be exhibited in NYC in December 2019. Exhibition curated by Gulnara Samoilova founder of Women Street Photographers.
Delighted to be interviewed about my weekend workshops, The Photo Weekender, in a 6-page spread in Digital Photographer magazine.
One of the winners of a place in a group exhibition at the Women Street Photographers exhibition at Brussel’s Street Photography Festival. Exhibition curated by Gulnara Samoilova.
Lovely to be invited but Fujifilm-X UK to be their Featured Photographer of the Week, featured on all social media channels - w/c 26 August 2019.
In collaboration with Fujifilm-X UK I will be part of the annual “Women in the Industry” event hosted by Wex Photo Video, running a workshop in Norwich.
One of 40 winners of a place in a group exhibition at Kuala Lumpur Photography Festival representing Women Street Photographers. Curated by Gulnara Samoilova.
Really enjoyed being interviewed for an article on The Phoblographer. We discussed globetrotting and shooting colour street photography.
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’.”
Exhibited as part of a group exhibition of diptychs curated by Women in Street (WiS) #womeninstreet at StreetFoto San Francisco in May 2019. My image (top) paired with Galia Nazaryants (bottom).
I was a finalist at Photosynthesis Street photography Festival Phos Sofia in Sofia. This photo was also exhibited in Sofia and in Milan at the Milano Street Photography Festival in May!
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)
Very happy to receive of an honorary mention from Women Street Photographers call for entries to exhibit at PhoS Sofia.