Yelena Yemchuk's output as a visual artist is immediately recognizable, regardless of medium. Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, Yelena immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was eleven. Yelena became interested in photography when her father gave her a 35mm Minolta camera for her fourteenth birthday.
She went on to study art at Parsons in New York and photography at Art Center in Pasadena. Yemchuk has exhibited paintings, films and photography at galleries and museums worldwide. She has shot for the New Yorker, New York Times, Another, ID, Vogue, and others.