Volodymyr Petrov was born in 1988 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
In 2005 gained a hobby in Film photography and from that moment on started documenting daily life focusing on human behavior and interactions.
In 2009 graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
In November 2013 starting from the first day of the EuroMaidan protest began documenting the everyday life of protestors until the very end of the protest in February 2014 which by that moment developed into the Revolution of Dignity.
Afterward bought a digital camera at the beginning of March 2014 and went to Crimea to document the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by russia. Since then started to work with Agence-France Presse, European Pressphoto Agency, and other photo agencies.
In August 2014 started working as a staff photographer in the English-language Ukrainian newspaper Kyiv Post covering every important topic for Ukraine. Had a dozen different training for journalists working in a dangerous environment. Since 2015 made several dozen trips to the frontline of russia's war against Ukraine. Worked in Kyiv Post until November 2021 when after newspaper 27 years of independent newsroom policy the owner of the media Adnan Kivan decided to fire everyone from the Kyiv Post editorial team.
After the beginning of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, continues to document these historic events.