I am a first-generation American, whose family came from the former Soviet Union. I was taught Russian as a second language and was prepared to follow in my parents’ scientific footsteps until I picked up a camera. I quickly realized that I had the ability to tell powerful stories through a lens the same way a writer does with a pen.

I studied Photojournalism from Rochester Institute of Technology graduating in 2019. I have also had the opportunity to cover stories in Honduras and Kosovo, and was selected to attend the Eddie Adam's XXXI workshop. I was awarded first place in RIT NPPA’s What We Do Competition for Multimedia documentary in 2018 and awarded second and third place in 2019. My films “The Fighter” and “Coming Back” were selected to be a part of Rochester’s One Take Film Festival. 
Phone: (949) 648-1094
Email: shirmanboris@gmail.com
Work published by:
WHEC: Rochester NBC [on air]

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