Mstyslav Chernov is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Ukrainian war correspondent, filmmaker, photographer, and novelist known for his coverage of the Ukrainian revolution, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the wars in Iraq, Syria, and Nagorno-Karabakh, and Taliban rule in Afghanistan after U.S. withdrawal, as well as for his art installations and exhibitions. Chernov is an Associated Press (AP) journalist and the President of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPF). In addition to being a finalist for the Livingston Award (2019) for his work on the civil unrest in Belarus and the Rory Peck Award (2017) for his coverage of the Battle of Mosul, he has won several prestigious awards, including two Royal Television Society Awards for his coverage of the downing of flight MH17 (2015; 2016), and the Pulitzer Prize Winner in Public Service (2023), the Georgy Gongadze Prize (2022), the Knight International Journalism Award (2022), the DW Freedom of Speech Award (2022), a Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award (2022), the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for Courage in Journalism (2022), a Free Media Award (2022), and an Oliver S. Gramling Award (2022) for documenting the siege in Mariupol during the 2022 Russian invasion as one of the few remaining international journalists in that city. Chernov is the director and producer of the AP/FRONTLINE documentary 20 Days in Mariupol, which won the Audience Award for World Cinema Documentary at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. He was named Ukrainian Photographer of the Year in 2013 and 2015. He was born in Eastern Ukraine.
More information on Chernov's journalism and exhibitions can be found on his website mstyslav.com and his Instagram instagram.com/mstyslav.chernov.