Cyril Horiszny is a French photojournalist of Ukrainian descent. On obtaining a Masterâ€™s degree in History at the Sorbonne, in 2001 he returned to the area of his special interest : Eastern Europe and particularly Ukraine, his grand-parentsâ€™ homeland.
This rediscovery of his roots made him look for his own identity. Since then, he has been trying to peer into the soul of a nation, into their national and regional realities.
Attracted by the diverse and complex post-Soviet space, the photojournalist has chosen portraiture and the ambience of Eastern Europe as his primary leitmotiv. From Ukraine to Russia, Georgia to Belarus, he has travelled throughout the former Soviet Union practicing his art with a documentary eye. Through his photos and texts he voices the mysterious past and the hard transition of young states under reconstruction.
His work has been published internationally in Le Monde, The Financial Times, La Croix, VSD, Elle, among others, and exhibited in Paris, Lyon, Toronto, Stockholm, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona and KyÃ¯v. His pictures on the Orange Revolution appeared in the book Even the snow was orange by French journalist Alain Guillemoles in 2005.