The photo is inspired by the events of 6 June 2023 in Ukraine. As the Ukrainian side officially announced, the Russians blew up a dam on the Dnieper in occupied Novaya Kakhovka. As a result, there was a flood - the water inundated 28 towns and thousands of people lost all their belongings. In one of the flooded towns - Oleszki - more than 500 inhabitants died because the Russian occupiers refused to evacuate civilians who did not have Russian passports. Humanitarian missions from international organisations, including the UN, were not allowed in. This story is reminiscent of events immortalised in the paintings of Eugene Delacroix "The Massacre of Chios" or "Guernica" by Pablo Picasso.
Time passes, the world changes, technology offers more and more possibilities, we believe that we are becoming more and more civilised. And yet these stories show that we are still the same in the horrors of war. Nothing changes.

A face that is repeated countless times shows the statistics of war. The victims become anonymous. We hear of hundreds who die, thousands in the distance become mere numbers to us. But each of them had their own plans, hopes and families. Each of us has lost someone, and we know what a great tragedy that is. What if this tragedy happens here soon?

2023, photography. Limited edition 10 pcs + 2AP, print on the cotton Fine Art paper, 1650x850 mm


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