1980    Born in Albany, New York, USA
Currently lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine

2011    Co-founder of Prime Collective



2019   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Shelter+ / Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
2019   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art / Chicago, IL, USA
2019   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Chech Art Gallery / Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
2019   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Zaporizhzhia National University / Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
2018 “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv / Kyiv, Ukraine
2018   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Sumy City Gallery / Sumy, Ukraine
2018   “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Platforma TU / Mariupol, Ukraine
2017    “Uncertainty” - outdoor exhibition commissioned by ICRC / Vienna and various cities in Ukraine
2016    “Uncertainty” - outdoor exhibition commissioned by ICRC / Kyiv and Severodonetsk, Ukraine
2016    “Donbass, Ukraine” - Visa Pour l’Image / Perpignan, France (projection)
2016    “The Beating of the Heart” - America House / Kyiv, Ukraine
2015    “Brotherland: War in Ukraine” - Angkor Photo Festival / Siem Reap, Cambodia (projection)
2014    “Euromaidan” - Singapore International Photography Festival
2014    “Euromaidan” - Zoom Photo Festival / Saguenay, Quebec, Canada



2018 “USA-UA Identification” - America House / Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 “Benefit Art Auction” - Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts / Omaha, NE, USA
2017    “Unfolding Truth” - The University of Mississippi / Oxford, MS, USA
2017    “.RAW” - Dukat Gallery / Kyiv, Ukraine
2017    “.RAW” - Ukrainian Museum / New York, NY, USA
2017 “2nd Juried PhotoBook Exhibition” - Vermont Center for Photography / Brattleboro, VT, USA
2017 “AWAKE! Reading Room” - Image Text Ithaca Symposium, Cornell University / Ithaca, NY, USA
2017 “10x10 Awake Book & Zine Bazaar” - Magnum Foundation / New York, NY, USA
2017 “The Photobook Exhibition” - Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum / Athens, Greece
2017 “AWAKE! Reading Room” - PGH Photo Fair, Carnegie Museum of Art / Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2015    “#FutureofCities” - Somerset House / London, UK
2015    “Year in Focus” - Getty Images Gallery / London, UK
2014    “Of Midwest, By Midwest” - Overture Center for the Arts / Madison, WI, USA
2014    “The Everyday Projects” - Photoville / New York, NY, USA
2014    “Appetite: The Culture of Food” - Air Circulation / Brooklyn, NY, USA
2014    “Euromaidan: The True Story” - Checkpoint Charlie Museum / Berlin, Germany
2014    “Shift” - Third Floor Gallery / Cardiff, Wales
2014    “Home” - Islander Art Gallery, Oso Bay Biennial XVIII / Corpus Christi, TX, USA
2014    “Euromaidan: The True Story” - 8 Bit Gallery / Kyiv, Ukraine
2012    “Liberty & Justice (For All)” - VII Gallery / Brooklyn, NY, USA
2012    “Liberty & Justice (For All)” - Fovea Exhibits / Beacon, NY, USA
2011    “Prime Show” - Random Row Books / Charlottesville, VA, USA



2018 Philip Jones Griffiths Award Winner
2018    Fulbright Scholar (2018-19), Ukraine - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
2017    Yunghi Grant Winner
2017    Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
2017    South Asian Journalists Association, Reporting Fellow
2017    TheDocumentaryProjectFund, Established Artist Grant Winner
2016    Alexia Foundation, Professional Grant Finalist
2016    Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Shortlist, Current Affairs
2015    Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2015 Winner
2015    Kathryn Davis Fellow, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA
2015    National Press Photographers Association, Short Grant Winner
2015    NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Honorable Mention, International News Photo
2015    Getty Images European Editorial Awards, Photo Essay of the Year & News Picture of the Year
2014    White House News Photographers Association, 1st Place International News Single
2014    Photolucida, Critical Mass Finalist
2013    Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, reporting grant recipient
2013    Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Award of Excellence, Campaign 2012
2013    American Photography 29, Chosen for The Archive
2011    Dart Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Trauma (with Boston Globe)
2008  David Alan Harvey Emerging Photographers Fund (grant finalist)



Pierre Marchenko, “Brendan Hoffman: Ukraine Seen by an American Photographer,” Ukraine Through the Lens, UATV, July 25, 2019.

Vladislav Novikov, “Brendan Hoffman – Photographer,” Friday Evening, First City TV, June 28, 2019.

Chava Krivchenia, “Picturing War,” F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, June 6, 2019.

Jerome McDonnell and Nari Safavi, “Weekend Passport: Documenting a Warzone in Eastern Ukraine,” WBEZ Chicago, May 24, 2019.

Marc Vitali, “‘Brotherland’ Photographer Documents Conflict, Life in Ukraine,” WTTW Chicago Tonight, April 16, 2019.

Tom Wawzenek, “Review: Brendan Hoffman Captures the Daily Life of War in the Ukraine at UIMA,” Third Coast Review, April 9, 2019.

“Facts of the Week,” ICTV, February 24, 2019.

“In Ivano-Frankivsk an American Photographer Showed the Current War on Both Sides,”Hold the Course, February 24, 2019.

Daria Kasianova, “An International Competition of Documentary Photography was Won with a Project About Ukraine,” Bird in Flight, November 22, 2018.

Viktoria Savitskaya, “This American Photographer Wants the World to Not Forget What’s Happening in Donbass,” News of Donbass, June 30, 2018.

Aline Smithson, “Brendan Hoffman: Webster City,” Lenscratch, August 29, 2017.

Jim Casper, “Great Old Days: Interview with Photographer Brendan Hoffman,” LensCulture, February 17, 2017.

Olivier Laurent, “Bringing Rust-Belt Stories to Donald Trump’s Inauguration,”, January 18, 2017.

Paden Vaughan, “Why I’ll Be Handing Out A Free Zine At Trump’s Inauguration,” HUCK, January 17, 2017.

“Brendan Hoffman: Covering Conflict,” Kathryn Davis Fellows for Peace, November 1, 2016.

James Estrin, “After Factory Closing, Iowans Live Realities of Global Economy,” The New York Times Lens, January 28, 2016.

Martha Kearney, “Photographers Behind the Images of 2014,” BBC Radio 4 World at One, January 2, 2015.

Jim Powell, “The 20 Photographs of the Year,” The Guardian, December 27, 2014.

Olivier Laurent, “29 Instagrams that Defined the World in 2014,” TIME Lightbox, December 16, 2014.

Anton Ivanov, “Surveillance Cameras,” Esquire Ukraine, December 2014.

“What Remains of Donetsk,”, August 27, 2014.

“States of Change,” HUCK 46: Documentary Photography Special II, September 2014.

Francesca Trianni, "Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash Site: Eyewitness Accounts of Tragedy,", July 24, 2014. crash-site/

Scott Adam, "The crash site of flight MH17: first hand account," BBC Radio 4, July 18, 2014.

Oksana Parafeniuk, “Inspiration: Brendan Hoffman,” Bird in Flight, July 9, 2014.

Mia Tramz, “#LightboxFF: Brendan Hoffman in Eastern Ukraine,” TIME Lightbox, May 31, 2014.

Victoria Scoffier, “Personne n’Avait Imagé Cette Violence,” 6MOIS, April 25, 2014.

Leah Latella, “Instagramming Ukraine's Revolution,” Newsweek, February 24, 2014.

Jakob Schiller, “Go on the Front Lines of Ukraine's Violent Protests,” WIRED Raw File, February 21, 2014.

Olivier Laurent, “Behind Kiev's Barricades, Against the Odds,” British Journal of Photography, January 31, 2014.

Vaughn Wallace, “Watching the Protests in Kiev: One Photographer's Perspective,” Al Jazeera America, January 28, 2014.

Logan Mock-Bunting, “Spotlight on Brendan Hoffman,” The Image Deconstructed, December 30, 2012.

Jakob Schiller, “Gorgeous Photos from the Front Lines of Outsourcing,” WIRED Raw File, October 31, 2012.

Clint Alwahab, “Middle-Class America Searches for New Identity,” CNN, October 13, 2012.

Lauren Margolis, “Photos of What It Looks Like To Be a Democrat,” PhotoShelter, September 25, 2012.



National Geographic, The New York Times Magazine, TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Getty Images, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New Yorker, GEO Germany, Le Monde, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, AARP, Mercy Corps, ICRC, ACDI/VOCA, Project HOPE, USAID, Shell, Philips, Microsoft



2019 Artist talk, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art / Chicago, IL, USA
2019 Master class, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv / Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Visitor lecture, Bird in Flight Photo School / Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Artist talk, Zaporizhzhia National University / Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
2019 Artist talk, Chech Gallery / Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
2018 Artist talk, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv / Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 Visitor lecture, Donetsk National University / Vinnytsia, Ukraine
2018    Artist talk, Sumy City Gallery / Sumy, Ukraine
2018    Artist talk, Platforma TU / Mariupol, Ukraine
2017    Artist talk, .RAW Book Launch / Kyiv, Ukraine
2017    Artist talk, “Great Old Days,” Directed Actions: Live Film Series / Washington, DC, USA
2016    Panelist, “The Power of Words: Media Responsibilities and Challenges” hosted by VoxUkraine / Kyiv, Ukraine
2015    Artist talk, Boreal Bash III / Toronto, Canada
2014    Artist talk, Uglich Photo Festival / Uglich, Russia
2014    “Urban Legacies, Rural Traditions,” DC Environmental Film Festival / Washington, DC, USA
2011    “Flickr'd, Tumbl'd, Blogged and Broadcast: The (ongoing) creation and reception of Presidential imagery (panel)” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference / St. Louis, MO, USA



2002    Bachelor of Arts (Art & Art History), College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA