Diana Rudenko is an exhibited wildlife and landscape photographer and conservationist from Ukraine focused on endangered species.
She started her career in photography in 2015 with industrial sceneries but passion for nature and love for animals led her to wildlife photography.
Diana cooperates with zoologists to understand animals’ behavior; she visited the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone with a group of scientists to photograph the endangered Przewalski’s horses. She was a member of a field trip in the Carpathian biosphere reserve aimed at decrease of anthropogenic deforestation and poaching.
Diana’s main concerns are poaching and illegal animal trading.
Her work “Orphaned Home” is an ode to endangered animals. This photo reached the final stage of prestigious Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) in 2017 in the General category (black and white).
On June 15, 2018, Diana debuted with a personal photo exhibition “Fragile beauty” in Vasyl Pylypyuk photo gallery (Lviv, Ukraine). The exhibition received accolades from renowned Ukrainian artists and art critics.
She started Wild Talks – a series of informal meetings with photography lovers and wildlife activists about the challenges in the wild and peculiarities of photographing animals in their natural habitat.
Diana works on several photo projects and cooperates with international wildlife organizations and other aspiring artists.