The "Brave to carry the light" exhibition, featuring the works of Ukrainian photographers Sasha Maslov, Serhiy Korovainy, Yevhen Maloliatko, Polina Polikarpova, Mstyslav Chernov, and many others, opened at the Taras Shevchenko Museum in Kyiv on Oct. 14.
This exhibition shows how Ukrainians lived during the mass blackouts, improvising their daily lives, continuing to work, and helping each other despite all the challenges.
"Documentating life in the country during the blackouts after the [Russian] attacks adds a new dimension, a deeper understanding of how Ukrainians endured the most difficult times of their lives, while simultaneously shaping themselves as a nation. We adapt to any inconvenience, but we don't compromise our conscience," the exhibition's curators said.
The exhibition is about the hope and values that unite Ukrainians, as well as how their personal traumatic experiences transformed into a collective resistance to despair.
By documenting the war, the exhibition shows that even under extraordinarily difficult conditions, Ukrainians find ways to learn, to create, to work, and to continue their struggle.
The exhibition will also feature a book with the same name, which collects the photographs taken during Ukraine's harshest winter from almost every region of the country. The book will be published soon and will become another document of the war.
The exhibition takes place in the Taras Shevchenko National Museum’s atrium from Oct. 14 to Oct. 22.
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