Doma Dovgialo
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Doma Dovgialo

Photographer & VideographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Doma Dovgialo

Photographer & VideographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
My background in philosophy has influenced the way I approach my subjects. I strive to achieve portraits that reveal an intimate moment about a subject and invite the viewer to think beyond a facial expression. Being involved in a diverse range of freelance jobs such as fashion launch campaigns, working with NGO’s, creating commercial content for brands and running my own portrait studio has shaped me into a person who is ready to take on any challenge. I found myself exploring all sorts of subjects, from Ibiza dancers to nuns in a convent, though I use the medium of photography as a personal research to explore what goes on inside someone’s mind. My latest project, ‘Behind the I - a portrait of the mind’, endeavours to understand people’s inner selves through art, and identify who they are and how they feel through a collaborative approach. The final result of a book and an exhibition for my MA, with a special mention on BBC, aims to visualise the inner self and start a conversation about feelings that most tend to keep secret.
Projects
  • Tyburn Convent
    Tyburn ConventAmongst the busy streets of London and just across the road from Hyde Park stands the Tyburn Convent – The Benedictine Adorers of the Sacred heart of Jesus of Montmartre. The nuns, however, do not step outside the convent. They follow a very busy schedule and a life of hard work; a life that is centered around perpetual adoration of God. How could one make such a sacrifice and decision to live amongst the walls of one house and give up all the other aspects of life? This is an ongoing project th
  • Portraits of the Mind
    Portraits of the MindHow often do you really share what's on your mind? Doma Dovgialo invited people she had photographed to use their portraits to reveal their innermost thoughts. The result is a snapshot of our human struggle with mental well-being. See more on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/portraits_of_the_mind www.domadoma.co.uk
Projects credited in
  • RANKIN CREATIVE I LEGO I 90 Years Of Play
    RANKIN CREATIVE I LEGO I 90 Years Of PlayCelebrating 90 years of the world’s most playful brand by shooting 90 LEGO lovers from 1-90 years old to show that play is ageless. “To play is to be in the world. Playing is a form of understanding what surrounds us & who we are and a way of engaging with others. Play is a mode of being human." - Dr Miguel Sicart, Play Scholar & Author. Featuring Peter Crouch, Ellie Goldstein, Dominic Grant and more alongside competition winners, the campaign reached over 450 million in national earned media
  • LEGO: 90 Years of Play
    LEGO: 90 Years of PlayToy brand Lego is celebrating its milestone 90th birthday with a fun campaign from Rankin Creative. Shot by renowned photographer Rankin, the bold images and video feature life-long Lego lovers, including former footballer turned podcast host Peter Crouch. Each portrait depicts exactly how long each person has been a fan of the brand. Crouch, who has been playing for 41 years, said: “Lego play has always been in my life. From a young age I’d build football stadiums – little goals, bricks to mak
  • Jodie Comer, HUNGER Issue 20, 2021
    Jodie Comer, HUNGER Issue 20, 2021Cover star for HUNGER’S 10 anniversary issue, The Emmy-winning actor, Jodie Comer is stripped back by Rankin in a shoot reminiscent of the stark and bold portrait photography which made his name. Here Jodie’s personality is made to shine, her expressive face and gestural acting bursting from the page.
  • Bald Pieces, HUNGER Issue 21, 2021
    Bald Pieces, HUNGER Issue 21, 2021With Baldpieces, conceptual artists Scott Kelly and Ben Polkinghorne envisage an alternate reality. One where men proudly embrace balding by wearing magnificent headpieces designed to accentuate different balding patterns. To bring the idea to life, Kelly and Polkinghorne collaborated with eight incredible designers from around the world. Each used different materials and processes which ensured no two Baldpieces is the same. The duo then sought out Rankin. Speaking about the idea, Rankin said
  • RANKIN CREATIVE | AMG I Everything But Quiet
    RANKIN CREATIVE | AMG I Everything But QuietMercedes-AMG joined forces with Will.i.am to celebrate a new moment in sports car history: the brand’s first-ever hybrid car. Shot by the photographer Rankin, the ad appears like a music video featuring Will.i.am's bespoke new track, written for the campaign. Created by creative director Oliver Nowlan, with director and photographer Rankin at the helm, this campaign is devised to raise awareness about the power, design and style with which Mercedes-AMG is reinventing hybrid technology. Photogr
  • Best Seat In The House, Wateraid, 2021
    Best Seat In The House, Wateraid, 2021A host of artists, fashion designers and celebrities have created their own unique toilet seats as part of a project with WaterAid and the Rankin Agency to help elevate the status of the humble loo and celebrate them for the lifesavers they are. Harry Hill, Pam Hogg, Val Garland, Ozwald Boateng, Martin Parr, Boy George, Dame Zandra Rhodes, Pure Evil and Hayden Kays are among 25 artists who have given the Best Seat in the House a special splash of luxury to mark World Toilet Day on 19 November.
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Work history
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    PhotojournalistBBC
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Photography portrait series assignment exploring the topic of mental health in Manchester.
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    VideographerWomen for Rwanda
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Video production & direction for campaigns aiming to empower female genocide survivors in Rwanda by enabling fnancial independence (102% raised from the initial goal).
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photo Assisting
Education
    MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
     - London, United Kingdom
    The final project for the MA, ‘Behind the I - a portrait of the mind’, endeavours to understand people’s inner selves through art, and identify who they are and how they feel through a collaborative approach. e nal result of a book and an exhibition for my MA, with a special mention on BBC, aims to visualise the inner self and start a conversation about feelings that most tend to keep secret.
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    PhotographyPhotoion Photography School
     - London, United Kingdom
    Beginners, Advanced, Portrait and Photoshop courses. Selected as student of the month.
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Awards
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    Animated Minds 2018Au Contraire Film Festival