Born in 1979. Graduated from Dnipro Medical College in 1999. After graduation, worked as a medical assistant in a psychiatric emergency team. In 2001 Oleksandr has left medicine and started to work as a freelance photographer. Since 2005 he has been worked at the Kommersant-Ukraine daily newspaper.
Since that time until now constantly cooperates with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany). His works was also published in Der Spiegel (Germany), Ogoniok, Vogue, Playboy (Russia), Corriere della Sera (Italy), and others. In 2010 he has left the Kommersant and focused on his own documentary projects, including photography and film. His debut film All Things Ablaze has received the MDR Film Prize for the best Eastern European documentary at DOK Leipzig 2014.