«.RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army»

Ukraine, 2014–2016. Military conflict zone. These post-revolution events are called a “hybrid war”, “ATO”, battle for independence. But one thing is certain: every moment of history must be recorded. The history of individuals that make up the history of all society. This book is part of the “Army. Rebirth” project, initiated by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine together with the StratComUA NGO. The aim of the project is to document the rebirth of Ukraine’s army through the accounts of eyewitnesses and those directly involved in this process.

The publication of ".RAW Story of Changes of Ukrainians and Army" is another milestone of the project. Unveiled, real, unprocessed photographs from 33 photographers record events on the front lines and stories of people who are writing the annals of the new society and the new army, the chronicle, which shows that Ukraine will never be the same again.

The_coauthors of this book are leading photojournalists, photographers and curators from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and the US, such as Aleksandr Glyadyelov, Brendan Hoffman, Joseph Sywenkyj, Aleхander Vasukovich, Maksym Dondyuk, Maks Levin, Anatolii Stepanov, Alexander Chekmenev, Sergey Vaganov, Markiian Lyseiko, Valeriy Puzik, Anastasia Vlasova, Ivan Bogdan, Viktor Gurniak, Petro Zadorozhnyy, Julia Kochetova, Oles Kromplyas, Dmytro Kupriyan, Vitalii Lazebnyk, Sergei Loiko, Evgeny Maloletka, Ilya Myrgorodchenko, Serhiy Morhunov, Vladyslav Musiienko, Sergii Polezhaka, Oleksandr Ratushniak, Denis Sinyakov, Vladyslav Sodel, Oleksiy Furman, Sergii Kharchenko, Аlexei Chernyshev, Oleg Klimov, Olga Yakimovich.

The 137 documentary photographs taken by them on the war front and rear are complemented by explanations of the place, time, and circumstances.