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Ukraine, My Home

I’ve worked as a photojournalist for nearly a decade. This is the first time my family, friends, colleagues and I are at the centre of the events I’m covering.  I have experience photographing conflict zones, but this time everything is different. Rather than going somewhere to chase a story and returning home, I’ve woken up in this never-ending assignment every morning for more than two months.

Prior to this, I spent three years working in occupied Crimea where there weren’t nearly as many journalists as we now have in Kyiv, Kharkiv, or the Donbas region. Foreigners might believe that we Ukrainian journalists shouldn’t feel a responsibility to continue working and covering the war, since so many international journalists are reporting on all sides of this invasion. But I still feel it’s necessary to go out with my camera every day to document my small ...

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