Lena Kovalenko is a photographer who has earned an associate degree in Photography and Related Media from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY. She has been shooting for non-profit organizations, companies, and individuals. The photographer specializes in portraiture and reportage photography.
Making pictures may take you to new places, allows you to meet new people, make new discoveries, and learn about the world, even without going anywhere far. Photography can be a tool for self-expression, self-reflection, spreading information and story-telling. I love to be a photographer because the medium is so rich.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
When taking portraits, I try to shoot in a neutral way when a person can just comely be him/herself, live in the frame, unless something specific is required by the purpose of the shoot. My main purpose is to make a person be comfortable in front of the camera. When shooting events, I prefer a photo reportage mode, when I am catching what is happening around without interfering and interrupting.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
May 2018 - AAS Graduation Show, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY. Mar 2018 - Art exhibition at NMIC. New York, NY Jan 2018 - Art exhibition at the consulate of el Salvador. Elizabeth, NJ Dec 2017 - Photo exhibition at INNside NY Hotel. New York, NY Nov 2017 - Art exhibition at the consulate of el Salvador. Elizabeth, NJ