All images and text copyright Mitchell Kanashkevich. 

  • Panasonic LUMIX Ambassador
  • 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year Winner for People/Faces category
  • Writer of ebooks and creator of educational photography courses

Throughout virtually all of my adult life I’ve been traveling, seeking adventure and ways to learn from and interact with cultures which are very different from my own. Photography became a great excuse to look deeper and to make my experiences more intense.

My main focus is on people and their stories. I'm also very interested in communicating the mood, the atmosphere of the places where I photograph.

I usually find my subjects by chance, while I travel. I am however particularly drawn to ancient traditions which are still surviving and evolving. To stories of people working in unique, challenging environments and those who live in close bond with nature.

My ultimate goal as a photographer is to create the kinds of images which combine a strong sense of story and convey what it felt like to be with the people I met in the places I visited. 

Finally, before you go, get a sense for what I do in this video that I made for Panasonic Lumix