Frontline, Peace Life: Ukraine's Revolutionaries of the Forgotten War, made its opening exhibition at the Ukrainian National Museum of Chicago in May 2019. Its next major opening will be at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City on January 16 2020, and will run through March 8.
Through large scale prints and text narratives from oral history recordings, the exhibit tells the story of a generation of citizens, who of their own free will and without obligation to the government, deployed into a war-zone and risked everything to defend their homeland against a Russian-backed insurgency, and now risk slipping through the cracks of a marginalized existence as the war moves into its sixth year without a resolution in sight.
Veteran's War Experience After Coming Back: UA Television English interview
Photo Exhibit documents volunteers of Ukraine's "forgotten war" in the Donbas, The Ukrainian Weekly
Frontline, Peace Life photo Exhibition, Chicago Cultural Alliance
Finalist, 2019 Lange-Taylor Prize, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Finalist, 2019 Critical Mass
Finalist, 2019 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, New Orleans Photo Alliance
Frontline, Peace Life is sponsored by Boeing, the Road Home Program and Revived Soldiers Ukraine
Thanks to individual donors of the project: David Paul, Linda & Bill Lindsley, Angela Landry & Stephanie Murray & Niranjan Karnik
Thanks to all volunteer supporters of the project: Iryna Bonenberger-Solomko, for creation of the photo-audio multimedia piece, to the transcribers and translators of the oral history recordings; Olena Babayon, Julia Khodor Beloborodov, Olena Lennon, Daryna Yakovenko, Natalia Worrell, Alina Viatkina, Ivanna Plachta, Yuliya Vengrenyuk, Tetyana Makunina-Diffenbach, Alex Zakletsky, Olha Harbovska, Julia Martynko, Olena Kulbachna, Iryna Bonenberger-Solomko, and special thanks to Vera Golubkova & Anna Kyselova, who alone worked through 90% of over 40 hours of oral history recordings.
For more information on tax deductible, sponsorship level donations ($500 - $10,000) to support this exhibit to travel, please contact Dylan Tete at email@example.com.