Vaiva Bezhan
artist/ photographer

Vaiva is an award winning photographer born in Lithuania, based in Prague, Czechia. Working in a creative field since 2010. Vaiva's photography has been nominated as best documentary series in Lens Culture. She has been a winer of several photography contests in Europe. Vaiva has a very particular photographic style, she describes herself as someone who combines poetic photography and documentary. Vivid colors and cinematic feel is a permanent signature of her work. As much as Vaiva enjoys reporting from rural and often forgotten places she loves photographing creative events and telling visual tales of people and their suroundings.

In 2016 photographer was diagnosed with a very rare autoimmune disorder MG (Myasthenia Gravis). That's one of the reason photographer opted to work with light weight equipment and make use of natural light. Since 2023 Vaiva has became Leica photographer. 


J.E. Purkyne University (UJEP), CZ
Unfinished PhD in Art Communication

J.E. Purkyne University (UJEP), CZ
MA in Photography (Hons)

Justino Vienozinskio Faculty of Arts
BA in Graphic Design

Anadolu University, Turkey
Erasmus program in Graphic design


Vaiva Bezhan Photography

One World Film Festival (Jeden Svet), Prague, CZ

Iranian Film Festival, Prague, CZ
Graphic Designer, photographer

Prague Film School, Prague, CZ
Graphic designer, photographer, SMM

OllySTUDIO, London, UK
Graphic Designer, Photographer

Have been reporting from:

  • Afghanistan
  • Kosovo
  • Turkey
  • Russia
  • Britain

Personal achievements

  • 2023 — pictures from photo series “Color of Afghanistan” exhibited at Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2018 — solo exhibition “To je Litva” at Lucerna, Prague, CZ.
  • 2018 — solo exhibition “Hope From the Ashes: Tales from Afghanistan”, Kaunas.
  • 2017 — solo exhibition “Colors of Afghanistan” at Langhans gallery, Prague.
  • 2016 — photo series from Afghanistan shortlisted by LensCulture Photography award.
  • 2014 — winner of Lithuanian Photo Competition Debiutas’14.
  • 2014 — images from photo series “Out of Your Skin” included in the Lithuanian Photography book. 
  • 2014 — “I-N-T-I-M-A-C-Y” book was short-listed for International Art Book Award.
  • 2014 — curator of Donatas Stankevicius and MadeCorrection exhibition in collaboration with Not Shut Up (Matthew Meadows and Marek Kazmerski) at Garden Court Chambers, London, UK.
  • 2014 — solo exhibition "42minutes doing nothing important at all", London, UK.  
  • 2014 — solo exhibition "Out of Your Skin" , London, UK.
  • 2013  — group exhibition "Neighbours at SUPERMARKET WC, Karlovy Vary, CZ
  • 2013 — first personal photo book “I-N-T-I-M-A-C-Y”, Prague.
  • 2012 — photo series “Lost in Time” exhibited at Prague National Gallery.
  • 2012 — works selected for “Transgender Me” exhibition at DOX gallery, Prague.

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  • Alexander Mc Queen
  • Alo Artist
  • Bohemian Productions
  • Chris Wilson (writer and painter)
  • Česka Prace
  • Diego Fandos film director
  • Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in London
  • Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Prague
  • Forum2000
  • Kaveh Daneshmand film director
  • Kino Svetozor
  • Nick Walker
  • NotShutUp magazine
  • Pozzoni Architects
  • Prague Fashion Weekend'13
  • Prague Quadrennial 
  • Prague Film School 
  • Prague Film & Theatre Centre
  • Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Regio Partner
  • Seversky Filmovy Klub
  • Saatchi Saatchi Gallery
  • The LAB - a Media Production Company

Using Format