“My Army. See Through Heart” photo exhibit visits Kramatorsk

“My Army. See Through Heart” photo exhibit visits Kramatorsk



The exhibit opened at the Kramatorsk Art Museum on February 1, 2017. This is the second stop for the traveling exhibit of the Ministry of Defence photo project “Army. Rebirth”, showcasing the achievements of the Ukrainian military and rebirth of the country’s armed forces. The exhibit will be on display in Kramatorsk until February 12.

More than 100 contest participants submitted approximately 1,000 photographs taken with professional cameras and mobile devices. More than 200 photos were selected for the “My Army. See Through Heart” exhibit by an expert jury that included professional photographers, journalists, representatives of the Ministry of Defense, NGOs, and art experts.  

More than 100 guests viewed the exhibit on its opening day, many of them soldiers, volunteers, and journalists who witnessed and took part in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “In one of the photos I found ‘Monia’ – a sniper who was the hero of my articles about the military. I recognized many positions and other colorful faces. I have spent so much time in the war zone that I recognize locations and ordinary soldiers. The photo had a simple title – Sniper. I would add another word – legend,” says journalist Oleksandr Kachura.

Kramatorsk is the third city to host the “Army. Rebirth” exhibit. It debuted in Kyiv on August 23, 2016, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, before traveling to Mariupol in November. After Kramatorsk, the residents of Dnipro, Lviv, and Kharkiv will have a chance to view the photo chronicle of the rebirth of the Ukrainian military.