Capturing Ukraine’s pain

An photo exhbition in London explores nine years in lives of Ukrainians since the country’s revolution and Russian annexation then invasion.

The World Today Updated 2 February 2023 Published 3 February 2023 1 minute READ

Anastasia Taylor-Lind


Weeks before Russia annexed Crimea, Anastasia Taylor-Lind, a photojournalist, began documenting protests in Kyiv in February 2014. Over the intervening nine years she has returned to capture how life has been affected by Russia’s occupation of eastern Ukraine and last year’s invasion.

‘I hope they can illuminate the ways, sometimes small, sometimes big, in which Ukrainians are continuing to live, adapt and build a future, despite the violence and instability,’ she says of her images.

‘Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline’ is at London’s Imperial War Museum, February 3 until May 8.

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