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.In 2019 I co-produced the coverage of the NYS Special Olympics Winter Games. 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. 
I am currently based in Brooklyn, N.Y. working as an Assistant Editor and Videographer at Fly on the Wall Productions. During this time I have been able to work with corporate and non-profit companies, sharpening my skills and expanding my ability to capture and present important character based stories.

I am available for freelance business at this time.
Phone: (949) 648-1094
Email: shirmanboris@gmail.com
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