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Year in Ukraine

Over the course of a year, Carolyn Drake captured images of coal-mining towns and rural villages photographing daily life in the Ukraine

Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake A young woman high on drugs dozes in a cafe. Donetsk Oblast, Torez, Ukraine. 2007. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake A young orphan waits in her classroom with nothing to do in the Petrokhiv Children's Building. There are over 100,000 children residing in government institutions in Ukraine today. The majority of (...)
Carolyn Drake A coal miner in the locker room after his work shift at Progress Mine in the town of Torez. Torez was once a flourishing coal mining town. Under communism, miners' salaries were among the highest i (...)
Carolyn Drake A family in their village home. Krasiv, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake A teenage orphan dances to pop music blasted through an old boom box. Petrokhiv, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake A Crimean Tatar woman watches boys from her village play football while waiting for her cows to return from the fields in the village of Serebrianka. About 250,000 Crimean Tatars, a Turkic group of (...)
Carolyn Drake A young girl embraces a fallen tree in a field near the forest where her family is picnicking. Rakovets, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake A pensioner picks wild berries for tea from the forest. Volhynia, in the Northwest corner of present day Ukraine, is one of the oldest and most rural Slavic settlements in Europe. Villagers here st (...)
Carolyn Drake Cranes nest atop an electric pole at dusk. Volhynia, Pohulianka, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Pensioner friends walk home after a birthday party in their neighborhood. Torez was once a flourishing coal mining town. Under communism, miners' salaries were among the highest in the Soviet Union (...)
Carolyn Drake An engineer in her office at the town's coal mining administration building. Donetsk Oblast, Torez, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Lunchtime in rural Volhynia in the northwest corner of Ukraine. Volhynia is one of the oldest and most rural Slavic settlements in Europe. The region's thick forests, flooding marshes and feeble ro (...)
Carolyn Drake A widow living alone stands in her home in front of a table of keepsakes. Volhynia, in the Northwest corner of present day Ukraine, is one of the oldest and most rural Slavic settlements in Europe. (...)
Carolyn Drake Miners at the state-owned 'Progress' coal mine. Donetsk Oblast, Torez, Ukraine. 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Retired from a career in military service, a man enjoys a taste of a delicacy called salo (raw pig fat) with a shot of vodka while riding an overnight train in Western Ukraine. Ivano Frankivsk, Ukr (...)
Carolyn Drake Workers pass through the entrance to a Soviet-era state-run coal mine called Progress. Donetsk Oblast, Torez, Ukraine . 2006. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
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