Sergey Melnitchenko was born in 1991 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine. In 2015-2017 he lived in China, where he worked as a dancer with his team. He’s a member of UPHA – Ukrainian Photographic Alternative. Sergey started photography in 2009 and for less than 10 years he has participated in more than 50 group and 10 solo exhibitions around the world, in Italy, Sweden, Chile, Slovakia, Ukraine, Argentina, Poland, France, Brazil, Moldova, Israel, Germany, USA, Czech Republic, Portugal, UK, Netherlands, Russia. He’s a winner of Ukrainian and international competitions; was awarded as the Photographer of the Year 2012, 2013 and 2016 (Kiev, Ukraine) and received the Golden Camera 2012 award (Kiev, Ukraine).
He was one of the 10 finalists of the ShowOFF section during the Krakow Photomonth Festival in 2013 and shortlisted by the “Pinchuk Art Center” in 2015. As his last and very significant victory, Sergey won the annual “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award” in 2017. He participated in “Paris Photo 2017”.