Tribute to My Home
by Katya H.
"I was not born in Kyiv but consider it my hometown. I spent my school and student years there. I fell in love there for the first time."
The Key to the Sea
by Olha M.
"Don’t worry, your sea is always with you, it’s in the waves of all the seas and oceans. You remember your first sea, the native Ukrainian Black Sea."
by Nika K.
"On a winter morning after Christmas five-year-old me looked out the kitchen window, waiting for a miracle and an adventure."
by Iryna B.
"Our life is a series of photographs hanging on the ropes of memory. Living a happy or not so happy moment, we take a picture. Click. And the moment freezes."
What Flavour Does It Have?
by Katie T.
“Mom! Do you see our Motherland Monument on the hill? She is huge with a sword and a shield. Nobody could ever attack Kyiv. She will protect us!”
"People concentrated on their own thoughts, kept silent, searched on their devices for places that were hit, no electricity, the songs of air alarms..."
PHOTOGRAPH BY ALAN COMPTON
"The only thing that you have is to be yourself, just be, sometimes allow yourself to cry, sometimes allow yourself to say, Circumstances — fuck you! I’ll go ahead in any case!"
My Bow and My Books
by Anastasiia K.
"My English doesn’t allow me to read without a dictionary. And where I swallowed a book in my native language overnight, here I need months."