Alina Smutko - documentary photographer and photojournalist. Worked for three years in occupied Crimea as a freelance reporter for the Ukrainian bureau of Radio 'Freedom' / Radio 'Free Europe'. Currently part of the Public News team. Worked on personal photo projects in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. Took photographs in Donbas, Transnistria, Abkhazia, and Nagorno-Karabakh.
Published in Ukrainian and foreign media such as Hromadske, Focus, Deutsche Welle, BBC, RFE/RL, Politico, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, The Independent, and Reuters. Author of illustrations and several book covers, including for the publishing house 'Choven'.