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The project is a visual portrait of country that brought us up, the country that is one of the biggest ones in Europe still secluded – Ukraine.

The life here has always been slow and calm, people doing ordinary things, wearing same clothes they buy on market, meeting to talk about weather. Things changed two years ago when war had come to Eastern Ukraine as that was the moment we felt how remote from others the country could be. The life had literally stopped as if the country was stuck between modern society and its Post-Soviet Union existence. Withdrawn from its safety zone people kept on living their ordinary lives though the feeling of firmness somehow vanished, creating some kind of vacuum where we all strive to become a new independent country.

The project strives to convey Ukraine’s solitary nature showing the paradox of being in the center of events still isolated, being the biggest European country still somehow forceless concerning its own future. The project is also about people facing an inescapable situation, having to live with feeling of uncertainty, even so not letting hopelessness conquer their lives while going through transitional stage of their countries formation.