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Born Ivano-Frankivsk and raised near Ukrainian Carpathians, Vic Bakin is a self-educated photographer living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Bakin began to photograph relatively late in life, around age 25-26. Apart from a few workshops, including the JH Engstrom workshop in Copenhagen, his education is not in any way connected to photography or arts. His photographic practice mainly revolves around documenting Ukrainian youth. Vic’s focus is on different local communities such as queer and fashion scenes, rave and music culture. Recently his focus also shifted to the themes of war in Ukraine. Vic Bakin is nominated for British Journal of Photography: The Ones to watch 2023. Vic is the winner of the LensCulture art photography awards 2023.

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Substation Program/​Theatre
Empty Seat/​ Akaraka/​ 20–23 March 2024/
Substation Program/​Music/​Performance
Tim Hecker, JWPATON /​ Room40/​ 16–17 March 2024/
Outdoor Billboard Gallery/​Substation Program/​Free
Vic Bakin/​ Queer PHOTO: TBWWWTB/​ 27 January–24 March 2024/