Andrey Lomakin (1974, Pripyat) — Ukrainian photographer. In 1999 graduated from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute on the faculty of electronic engineering. Practices mixed martial arts, gave up sports because of traumas. Worked as a photographer at a sport magazine. Since 2008 till 2014 was a staff photographer of Tyzhden magazine. In 2014 starts switches to his personal freelance projects. They are aimed at the research of the social landscape of Ukraine, combining documentary photography and working with archives (Forgotten Victories, Two Lives). Winner of “Photographer of the Year” grand-prix (2017) for the Amulet series (2015), and Allard Prize for Maidan Revolt (2014).
Photo series "May Day" by Ukrainian documentary photographer Andriy Lomakin, which he shot on May 1 and 2 from 2012 to 2016 in Kyiv and which shows a typical vacation of Ukrainians in the cities for the May holidays.