Elena Lyakir

Elena developed a passion for photography as child intrigued by Soviet cinematography and historical family photographs. She picked up her first camera as a 7 year old living in communist Ukraine before immigrating to the United States with her family seeking political asylum. They moved to New York City where Elena developed a fascination with the 90s art scene and enrolled in art school. Experiencing oppressive authority and discrimination in Ukraine as a child motivates her to pursue her dream of creating art.

Studio visit with Elena Lyakir.
I find it most rewarding when I facilitate the visual experience to become an emotional one.
Elena Lyakir

In the studio with Elena Lyakir.

Elena shares her studio with her boyfriend, a furniture designer, whom she frequently collaborates with.

Studio views.

Tools of the trade.

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