10 Jan, 2023
In Ukraine, as in all wars, the civilians are being affected most unfairly—targeted by ruthless Russian airstrikes consistently—and taking the brunt of war's "collateral" damage. In cities throughout the country, from the capital of Kyiv to the major city of Kharkiv, a mere 25km from the Russian border, and all small towns in between innocent civilians have been killed and their homes reduced to rubble in a fear-instilling ploy by Russia, wreaking humanitarian havoc across the country. Despite the cruel attacks on civilians many brave Ukrainian souls have decided to stay. Russia has undoubtedly committed war crimes, yet many civilians remain proud and defiant, on the frontlines, trying to live as normally as possible in a fight to demonstrate their freedom and independence as a country. This series is a slower examination of the details of war and the civilians who both fled and were directly affected by Russian missile strikes—a combination of personal belongings left behind and visual peculiarities during wartime.
An award-winning photographer focused on documenting threats to the human condition in Central America and beyond. His work has been featured in The Intercept, The Nation, Vice World News, The Guardian, The New Humanitarian, ABC World News, and others. He is currently working on a long-term project about the extended consequences of imperialism and corruption titled Anchuria: A Once and Forever Banana Republic.