Photo book “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” to be presented in Paris
On November 8-10 there will be a presentation in Paris of the photo book “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” dedicated to the formation of the new Ukrainian army. The photos will be presented as part of the “Contemporary Ukrainian Photography” exhibition at the international Paris Photo art fair. Along with the presentation of the book, the international community will have an opportunity to view a selection of photographs from the collection.
The photo book “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” is a joint project of Centre for Strategic Communications Stratcom Ukraine and POLE ZORU creative group. The book brings together 137 snapshots of the life of the modern Ukrainian army. The purpose of the book is to document the formation of the new Ukrainian army through the accounts of eyewitnesses and direct participants of the process. The co-authors of the book are 33 photographers from Ukraine, Belarus and the United States: leading photojournalists and curators from Ukraine and abroad, including - Aleksandr Glyadyelov, Brendan Hoffman, Joseph Sywenkyj, Aleхander Vasukovich, and others.
This isn’t the first project by StratCom Ukraine to promote Ukraine’s cultural and public diplomacy. The publication “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” is just one component of the two-year project “Army.Rebirth“ launched in 2016. This project is the first attempt to compile the vast number of professional and amateur photographs from the start of the Maidan protests to the outbreak of war on Ukraine’s eastern front. A nationwide call for photographs resulted in a documentary chronicle of the modern Ukrainian army through the eyes of soldiers, volunteers and ordinary Ukrainians. The best photographs submitted became part of the photo exhibition “My Army. See Through Heart” that is currently being shown in various cities of Ukraine.
Program for the presentation of the photo book “.RAW”
Free entrance to all events
Day 1 — November 8— 19:30— 61 Bar Culturel, 3 rue de l'Oise
Informal gathering with the curators of the project “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” Konstantin Chernichkin and Anna Voitennko, with the participation of co-author Alexander Chekmenev
Day 2 — November 9— 18:00 — Bateau Concorde-Atlantique, Face au, 23 Quai Anatole France
Presentation of the photo book “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” during the Polycopies book fair.
Day 3 — November 10— 19:00 — Centre Culturel d'Ukraine en France, 22 Avenue de Messine
Opening of the exhibition “.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army” within the framework of the “Contemporary Ukrainian Photography” project presented by RODOVID Press and POLE ZORU media platform with the support of the Centre for Strategic Communications StratCom Ukraine. The event is taking placeto coincide with PARIS PHOTO 2017 and the publisher’s participation in the Polycopies photography book fair.
The exhibition in Paris is being held with the support of Ukraine’s Ministry of Information Policy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Of Ukraine.