A documentary photographer, photojournalist, and visual storyteller.
An important part of her professional activities is covering regional and national news, visual storytelling and develop personal long-term projects, which are concentrated on ethnic, political, social and religious conflict, life in a post-conflict zone, historical memory and national identity. Main areas of work are Ukraine, primarily Crimea and Donbass region, South Caucasus and post-soviet countries. Currently, Alina Smutko is working on a project in social issues, which connected with motherhood, social instability in Ukraine and life in non-freedom places.
Her work was published in Ukrainian and world media like Radio Freedom Europe\Radio Liberty, OpenDemocracy, Deutsche Welle, BBC, and Politico.