Maks Levin, a documentary filmmaker and photographer, was assassinated by Russian invaders
On April 1, 2022, police discovered the body of photographer and documentary filmmaker Maks Levin after a lengthy search near the village of Guta Mezhyhirska in Kyiv Region.
In 2014, together with a colleague Markiyan Lyseiko, Levin founded a project AFTER ILOVAISK, dedicated to the servicemen, to preserve and rethink the events of 2014 for the military, their families, and citizens of Ukraine in general. Maksym was one of those who managed to get out alive from the Ilovaisk bloodshed.
Maks Levin was born in the Kyiv region on July 7, 1981. He had aspired to be a photographer since he was 15 years old. In his youth, Maksym used to go to a photo club and shoot on the mirror “Kyiv-98”. He worked as a photojournalist after graduating from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. He has worked for numerous Ukrainian and international publications as a photojournalist, documentary photographer, and cameraman.
Maksym worked in the editorial office of LB.ua for over ten years and has also worked for Reuters, BBC, TRT World, Associated Press, and Hromadske. His photos appeared in the Wall Street Journal, TIME, Breaking News Poland, EU AGENDA, World news, The Moscow Time, Korrespondent.net, ELLE, TV-24, Radio Bulgaria, Ukraine Crisis Media Center, Vatican news, and Radio Svoboda (RFE / RL).