About Yana Paskova

I am a nocturnal creature, but the spark that wakes me in the morning is my passion for photography, writing, music, and U.S. & international affairs. While I often visit my hometown Chicago, IL, my home base has again become New York, NY, following a few months of traveling throughout Iowa, South Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana, in a chase of the presidential hopefuls (with a camera.) For a month or two in the summer, I usually revert to my Eastern European roots and cross the ocean to visit family in my native Bulgaria. I also shoot a few photo essays there, usually focusing on culture colors, the way a post-totalitarian government deals with its recent admittance to the European Union, or whatever other stories emerge in the documentary realm. Any comments or critiques are more than welcome. Thanks for looking!