About. Helen McLain Photography

About Helen

Born and raised in Belarus, so my youth years were spent in the former USSR. Now I live in Chicago and travel every chance I get. Photography became my passion during very difficult period in my life, and nowadays you can rarely see me walking around without my camera in my hands. In my works, I try to reflect my unique perspective on places I’ve seen and tell untold stories of people I’ve met. My area of interests includes documentary, travel and street photography. I have a particular interest in photographing contemporary America. Robert Franc is my great inspiration. 

Awards

    — MonoVisions Photography Awards, 2021 — Honorable Mention

  • Contributor to  F-Stop Magazine, 2021
  • Current World of Archaeology magazine photo competition, UK, 2021 — Top 3 Winners  
  • RHS International Photographic Competition, UK, 2020 — Category and Overall Winner
  • UNECE Global Photo contest, Switzerland, 2020 — Top 13, selected for 2021 UNECE Calendar and Exhibition at Palais des Nations, Geneva  
  • Transversalidades — Photography without Borders, Portugal, 2020— Honorable Mention and selected for Exhibition
  • Digital Camera World — TOP20 Award winning photographs of 2020
  • Fotokrok Photo Festival, Belarus, 2020 — Special Jury Prize and selected for Exhibition
  • 35Awards, 2020 and 2021 — Selected for 100 Best Photo Catalog