January 31st 2019
Taras Bychko works in the field of documentary and street photography. He started photography in 2014. He was born in 1987 in Lviv (Ukraine). His work has been exhibited at the main exhibitions of the Miami Street Photo Festival (2016, 2017, 2018), Eastreet 4 – Photography of Eastern Europe (2017), Odessa / Batumi Photo Days (2017) and many other international and Ukrainian photo competitions. He is the winner of the Ukrainian national competition “Photographer of the Year 2016” in the category “Street Photography”. Finalist and second-best overall photo winner at the Documentary Family Awards (2018). One of his photos is in the book “100 Great Street Photographs” (London, 2017). He has been published in Burn Magazine, In-Public, National Geographic, Lens Culture, 121 Clicks, Bird in Flight. In 2016 he organised the street band “380 Collective”, whose activities are dedicated to the development and popularisation of Ukrainian street photography.
With this project, I document the life of my family. I want to make such pictures, which help in future to my children remember their childhood, what they were and how they spent their time. This is a kind of “diary of time” that is limited to the space of our dwelling. The limited space of our apartment becomes a new challenge for me as a photographer. It would seem like: what you can shot in such a routine condition? But the apartment itself becomes a kind of decorations for all the photos of this series. Of course, Kids spend much of their time at home, and I have to watch and record all the things that, in my opinion, will be exciting and interesting for them.
With this project, I document the life of my family. I want to make such pictures, which help in future to my children remember their childhood, what they were and how they spent their time.