Witness Ukraine

Giving a Voice to Photographers and Video-makers from the Ukraine

Ani Zur: Instytutska Street

      “Instytutska Street” performance by a Ukrainian artist Ani Zur commemorates the tragic events that took place a year ago on February 2014 on Institutskaja street (Kiev, Ukraine). … Continue reading

03/03/2015

Andrey Klimenko: Falling Symbols

  Unlike the majority of Ukraine’s cities, Kharkiv until recently was a sanctuary of Soviet time symbols. Despite civil protests, the municipal authorities preserved most street names, monuments, etc. since … Continue reading

01/10/2014

Crying Mamas Don’t Lie, Mr Putin

   © Video by Christian Tessen, Kira Jafarova and Oleksiy Stepanovskiy Music video in support of 21 September 2014 Moscow Peace March against war between Russia and Ukraine. Song by … Continue reading

21/09/2014 · Leave a Comment

These kids have seen war

        These kids have seen war. The’Kharkiv Station’ voluntary group receives refugees from the East of Ukraine.  Hundreds of families from Lugansk and Donetsk regions arrive in … Continue reading

01/09/2014 · Leave a Comment

Kharkiv Paying Tribute to MH17 Victims: Photographs

    The bodies of MH17 Boeing 777 passengers killed by Russian terrorists in Donbas were transported to Kharkiv and, after identification procedures, flown to the Netherlands. Photos by Miho … Continue reading

02/08/2014 · Leave a Comment

Kharkiv Paying Tribute to MH17 Victims: Video

The bodies of MH17 Boeing 777 passengers killed by pro-Russian terrorists in Donbas were transported to Kharkiv and, after identification procedures, flown to the Netherlands. On July 24, 2014 in … Continue reading

02/08/2014 · Leave a Comment

Igor Manko

  COLORS OF UKRAINE: As Ukraine is fighting for independence and freedom, for its European future and democratic values, Ukrainians are becoming more concious about the symbols of their country’s … Continue reading

22/06/2014 · Leave a Comment

Boris Shusterman

  Common Air: March 30, 2014 On March 30, 2014, seven orchestras simultaneously performed Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, the EU anthem, at seven largest airports of Ukraine. The event was … Continue reading

19/06/2014 · Leave a Comment

Boris Shusterman

                    Kharkov Speaking to the World: A myth about the city of Kharkov is that its mostly Russian-speaking population is oppressed … Continue reading

04/06/2014 · Leave a Comment

Mstyslav Chernov

      EAST: The East of Ukraine means Donetsk and Lugansk regions.  The East of Ukraine is on fire. On the line of fire, to be precise. Those who … Continue reading

02/06/2014 · Leave a Comment

Nastya Ivaschenko

    Hello, to everyone. My name is Nastya and  I live in Kharkiv, Ukraine. I was born in Ukraine, Lugansk region.  I moved to Nikolaev with my family, and … Continue reading

29/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Konstantin Lizogub

    The Children  Editor’s note: The VASA Witness Ukraine project is supporting  a platform for Ukrainian photographers who bring to us images that go beyond the conflict to images of … Continue reading

29/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Ukrainian Insurgent Army

  The Shilo Group: Ukrainian Insurgent Army   The history of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, a nationalist partisan army that engaged in a series of conflicts during World War II … Continue reading

28/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Boris Bukhman

  Ukraine Elections 2014 Presidential elections in Ukraine on May 25, 2014, were held in difficult times. Terrorist attacks of separatists in the eastern regions of the country are taking … Continue reading

27/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Bella Logachova

    Fishmongers. 2013 This series of portraits of women selling fish was shot in Kharkiv, Ukraine, at the time when peaceful protests were just starting. At that time the … Continue reading

18/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Oleg Kutskiy and Boris Bukhman

    Odessa in Mourning May 2, 2014 in Odessa will never be forgotten. When football fans’ demonstration for unified Ukraine was shot at by armed separatist supporters from behind … Continue reading

18/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Roman Pyatkovka

   Soviet Photo (2012) ‘Soviet Photo’ was the only magazine available to photography professionals and amateurs in the Soviet Union from 1926 to 1992. Like any other publication, it was … Continue reading

18/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Ivan Bogdan

  The Human Face of Protest Ukrainians had never realized they were capable of it, but this revolution changed the face of Ukrainian people. Hundreds of thousands of them united … Continue reading

18/05/2014 · Leave a Comment

Elmira Sydiak: Sewing Ukraine Together

    SEWING UKRAINE TOGETHER When Ukrainians attempt to identify themselves as a people they inevitably encounter with a problem of national duplicity. Ukraine’s history has always been a history … Continue reading

29/04/2014 · Leave a Comment

Mikhail Palinchak: Euromaidan

Euromaidan is a wave of demonstrations, civil unrest and clashes with riot police in Kyiv, Ukraine and all over other big cities, which began on the night of 21 November … Continue reading

29/04/2014 · Leave a Comment

Bella Logachova: Ukraine’s Nights. 2014

Ukraine’s Nights. 2014 This series was shot in Kiev in the days of the Mourning for the Heavenly Hundred, the armless Maydan protesters that were mercilessly murdered by snipers on … Continue reading

27/04/2014 · Leave a Comment

Vlad Krasnoschok: the 19th of January, 2014

  On the 19th of January, 2014 a peaceful protest of Ukrainian Euromaidans on the Hrushevskyi Street in Kiev turned into the possible beginning of a civil war. It went … Continue reading

10/04/2014 · Leave a Comment

Anton Ivanov: Portraits

  These portraits are made during one day at February 28, after Victor Yanukovich escaped and nearly hundred peaple were killed. This is the time of change, new possibilities and … Continue reading

10/04/2014 · Leave a Comment