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Maidan Faces

Mykhaylo Palinchak, Ukraine

On February 19-20 Ukraine marks 5-th anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution or "Revolution of Dignity" as it is called in Ukraine. 5 years ago approximately 100 people were killed till the end of the February 20, 2014 in the center of Kyiv during protests and clashes with riot-police.

5 years later the author walked street where most of the people were killed that day and noticed photos of those people ganging on the trees left there by relatives and friends. Over time, the photos began to fade, the colors swam, some of them crept in with the mold, while others almost completely erased almost the same like time fading our memory of those events. Looking at those photos that should remind us about people who sacrifice that most valuable they have - their lives author remembered the Susan Sontag quote: “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”

Project Timeline: 2017-2019