Anya Ivantseva is a freelance photographer and digital artist. She was born and raised in Lviv, Ukraine where she graduated with a Masters of Law and International Economics. After moving away from her homeland, she decided instead to focus on photography and art.

Anya has been working in the metropolitan Kansas City area as a studio, portrait, event, and architecture photographer and working on her art. In addition, she recently filmed a project for national television. “I love to discover the story of each person that I work with and tell their story through the portrait that we create together.”

Her works illustrate her concern for environmentalism, conservation and social injustice, particularly the plight of wildlife and their habitat. Pollution, global warming, sustainable energy and depletion of our planet’s natural resources are themes commonly found interlaced throughout her artwork.

Anya’s work was featured in the League for Innovation magazine; she was recognized as an emerging artist by KCAC, and received a scholarship from the fine art department of JCCC. Currently, Anya is working on a series of drawings that show the impact of human activities on the natural environment.