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Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Photographer
Jonathan Moore
You Cannot Change Your Skin
Gomma Photography Grant 2022 Finalists

Gomma Photography Grant 2022

You Cannot Change Your Skin

Photographer

Jonathan Moore

You Cannot Change Your Skin

11 Jan, 2023

I travelled to Ukraine in January this year, alone and unfunded, to photograph the build up to Russia’s invasion. My original aim was to photograph what life was like for a people in the south east of Ukraine living under the weight of an impending war. After being captivated by the humanity I saw after it began, and as my love of the country grew, I stayed to document life in the country during a time of war. From being a country that thought the threat of war was part of a game, overnight Ukraine became the most unified and selfless place I have ever seen. Its people continue to show a remarkable resilience, kindness and strength as they fight for their freedom and the right to make their own choices about their future. As a result travelling the country, volunteering and delivering aid, the commissions I did, and my own experiences, I came incredibly close to the stories that have defined this period in Ukraine. This selection of images from You Cannot Change Your Skin serves as an archive of this time. 

About the photographer

Jonathan Moore

I am a self taught photographer from London with a background in social policy and mental health in particular. I bought my first camera in 2014 and have been working professionally since 2018. I believe photography is a tool to explain the misunderstood, tell stories of the marginalised, and to show the world things that should be seen that would otherwise be missed