Documentary photography has become a powerful front of the Russia-Ukraine war: images of horrific war crimes showing the true face of the Russian military to the world have effectively confronted Russian propaganda that relies on photoshopped, staged photos and deepfakes.
While having to deal with the danger of being on the frontline or under occupation, Ukrainian photographers manage to take crucial photos that define the horrors of the Russian war and the resilience of the Ukrainian spirit. Just one example of international acclaim received by Ukrainian photographer – Dmytro Kozatskyi, an Azov regiment soldier who defended Mariupol and whose depiction of Ukrainian defenders became a symbol of their heroism, won a Prix de Photographie Paris award while being in Russian captivity.
Ukraine In Flames looks at two personal stories of Ukrainian photographers: one who persevered despite the dangers of Kherson occupation and documented the situation in the city covertly, and one who worked in Zaporizhzhia, filming all kinds of things, from volunteer movement to evacuation convoys and soldiers on the frontline.
UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.
If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.
NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.
How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:
👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc);
👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);
👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)
👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);
👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);
👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).