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Ukraine: Updates from Magnum Photographers in the Field

Magnum Photographers are on the ground in Ukraine documenting the Russian invasion and its impact on life in the country. Here, we are gathering the coverage as it is published alongside stories that report on the international response to the conflict.

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Chien-Chi Chang – April 12

Chang’s photographs have been featured by The Economist’s 1843 magazine in its piece ‘The war-life balance: working, flirting and feeding Ukraine’s refugees‘, subtitled ‘Even in times of conflict, ordinary life finds a way’:

As the war in Ukraine has entered its second month, its character has changed. Russian troops have withdrawn from their positions around Kyiv and the cities in the north-east of the country. According to the State Border Guard Service, in the first week of April almost as many people entered Ukraine as left. It is the end of the beginning. We don’t yet know if it is the beginning of the middle or the beginning of the end. The shock and adrenaline of the first weeks have dissipated. Now, Ukrainians are learning what one friend of mine called the “new war-life balance”. Some are even going home to towns occupied or devastated by the Russians.

William Keo – Zaporizhzhia & Mykolaiv – April 1–8

William Keo continues to work in Ukraine. His photographs have accompanied several Libération reports in early April. Click on the headlines for the articles.

April 1
Guerre en Ukraine: à Zaporijia, l’exode au compte-gouttes des réfugiés de Marioupol‘ (‘Ukraine war: the exodus of refugees from Mariupol slowly makes its way to Zaporizhzhia’) reports on the volunteers in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia doing what they can to welcome refugees from other parts of the country, including Mariupol.

April 5
Ukraine: les enlèvements russes à Melitopol, «comme une vengeance»’ (‘Ukraine: Russian kidnappings in Melitopol “like acts of vengeance”’)

April 6
«C’était mon devoir, ils tirent sur nos enfants»: avec les soldats ukrainiens blessés à l’hôpital de Zaporijia’ (‘“I had no choice. They’re shooting our children.” Testimony from wounded Ukrainian soldiers in hospital in Zaporizhzhia’)

April 6
Ukraine: au théâtre de Zaporijia, «toute la culture fait la guerre»’ (‘Ukraine: at Zaporizhzhia’s theatre, “Culture means war now”’) reports on the Zaporizhzhia theatre employees making equipment for those on the front line, from balaclavas to tourniquets.

April 8
Démineurs à Mykolaïv: «Nous n’étions pas prêts pour une guerre pareille»’ (‘Mykolaiv’s bomb-disposal units say “We weren’t ready for a war like this”’) reports on the units working to clear the city of mines.

Moises Saman – Moldovan border with Ukraine – April 1

April 1 also saw the publication of ‘The Road to Moldova: Photos of Ukrainian refugees fleeing home’ by the Atlantic, featuring photographs by Saman:

Over the course of seven days in Moldova, and at the country’s border with Ukraine, the photographer Moises Saman cataloged those differences, capturing images of the Jewish woman who, helped by international Jewish organizations, is bound for Israel; the Ukrainians lumped together in a community home in a village near the border; and finally the Ukrainian Roma who have found that discrimination has followed them.

Jérôme Sessini – Kyiv – April 4

On April 4, Sessini’s photographs accompanied the New Yorker’s ‘The Destruction of Ordinary Lives in Kyiv’:

The photographer Jérôme Sessini first came to Ukraine in late February, 2014, just as the Maidan Revolution was reaching its violent conclusion. He saw people felled by sniper fire, then watched the protesters mourn their dead after Viktor Yanukovych, the nation’s Russian-backed President, fled the country. After that, Sessini kept returning to Ukraine, spending time, in particular, in the breakaway republics in the east. After the Russian invasion, he returned to Ukraine, travelling to some of the hardest-hit spots in the country, photographing what he saw.

Rafal Milach – March 30

Milach was on assignment for Le Monde for a story about the possibility of tensions arising between Ukrainian and Russian e-sport teammates. His photographs feature in the March 30 article (“E-sport : « Jusqu’ici, on était une région unie », la cohésion entre Russes et Ukrainiens menacée par la guerre“; “E-sports: ‘We were one unified region – until now’ – the Russian-Ukrainian collaboration threatened by the war”) and an accompanying March 31 Instagram post.

William Keo – Mykolaiv – March 30

Keo continues to cover the conflict with France’s Libération newspaper. His images are in a March 30 article from the paper – “Pris pour cible, Mikolaïv pleure ses morts et résiste” (“Targeted Mykolaiv mourns its dead and holds firm”). The piece details the search for survivors from the blast that hit a regional government building in the port city.

William Keo The administrative building in Mykolayiv, partially destroyed by a cruise missile. Dozens of dead and about twenty wounded have been found for the moment; not all of them have been taken out yet. M (...)

William Keo – Zaporizhzhia – March 28

On March 28, Franceinfo published a piece titled “Guerre en Ukraine: à l’hôpital pédiatrique de Zaporijia, des sacs de sable pour protéger les enfants blessés de Marioupol” (“Ukraine war: at the children’s hospital in Zaporizhzhia, sandbags protect those injured in Mariupol”). The article features photographs and quotes from Keo.

William Keo In a pediatric hospital in Zaporizhzhia, Milena, 13, is in an artificial coma after being shot in the jaw. Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. 19 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos

William Keo – Mykolaïv – March 25

On March 25, Libération published a photo journal collating Keo’s photographs taken in southern Ukraine since March 5: “«Je pense que toutes les personnes qui ont vu la morgue de Mykolaïv s’en souviendront»: l’Ukraine dans l’œil de William Keo” (“‘Nobody who has seen the mortuary in Mykolaïv will be able to forget it’: the Ukraine crisis through the eyes of William Keo”).

Emin Özmen – Zaporizhzhia – March 25

March 25 saw the publication of the Der Spiegel article “Bomben auf die Schwächsten” (“Targeting the most vulnerable”) featuring Emin Özmen’s photographs. The piece details the brutality of the Russian attack on the city of Zaporizhzhia.

A day later, Özmen’s photographs also accompanied a Der Spiegel print article (“Im Vorhof der Hölle” or “Hell on Earth”) covering the situation at the children’s hospital in Zaporizhzhia. It is online in English here.

Chien-Chi Chang – Lviv – March 28

Internally displaced Ukrainians out of war-torn hometowns arrive at Lviv-Holovnyi railway station to board another train or bus to seek shelter and protection in Europe. The bugle call in the film was recorded in a Lviv church during a funeral for soldiers killed in the conflict.

“… life was no longer normal, it was in no way reminiscent of life before the outbreak of war… That recently wonderful world was about to plunge into DARKNESS…with each day that DARKNESS deepened encompassing our world with ever swallowing us up. The normal world stopped existing – all that remained for us was darkness.”

– Ignacy Chiger

Jérôme Sessini – Irpin, Kyiv and Kharkiv – March 15–22

Jérôme Sessini’s photographs have accompanied a March 15 New Yorker article by Jane Ferguson titled “A Search For Survival Outside Kyiv”. Sessini also appeared as a witness in the piece:

As Sessini made his way back toward Kyiv, he visited the main bridge to the capital, which the Ukrainian military had blown up to slow the Russian advance. As Sessini photographed the bridge from the Irpin side, elderly civilians slowly traversed its remains. Giant chunks of concrete and asphalt lay in a tangle on the riverbed nearby. Volunteers helped an elderly woman slowly shuffle along a makeshift wooden walkway. The rushing, dark waters of the Irpin River swirled around her as a volunteer reached forward, clasped her hand, and guided her toward momentary safety.

A week later, Sessini’s images featured in another New Yorker piece (“The Devastation of Kharkiv”, March 22), by Masha Gessen, who wrote:

I visited Kharkiv less than a month before Russian missiles started striking it. Most of the people I met there—and all of the men whom I met there—told me that they, and the city, were ready for war. They thought they knew what war was. A Russian-orchestrated attempt to take over the city had failed in 2014, but, just to the east of Kharkiv, an occupation regime was established, and a shooting war went on for eight years. A giant blue-and-yellow tent in Freedom Square, with a banner that said “Everything for victory,” stood as a stubborn reminder that the war wasn’t over. Then Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine began. Within a few weeks, Kharkiv was unrecognizable.

Jérôme Sessini Civilians fleeing the fighting in Bucha, arrive in Bilohorodka, where volunteers are waiting to offer them hot meals and care. Bilohorodka, Ukraine. 13 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians fleeing the fighting in Bucha, arrive in Bilohorodka, where volunteers are waiting to offer them hot meals and care. Bilohorodka, Ukraine. 13 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini The Russian army hits building in a residential area of northern Kyiv. At least one person was killed and ten wounded. Kyiv, Ukraine. March 14 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini The inhabitants of Irpin hide in underground shelters to protect themselves from the bombardments of the Russian army. Evacuations of civilians to Kyiv continue, while Russian troops are 15km from (...)
Jérôme Sessini Irpin, Ukraine. 12 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini The Russian and Ukrainian armies have been clashing for several days in Irpin, a strategic city for the possible advance of Russian troops on Kyiv. Kyiv, Ukraine. 8 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini The inhabitants of Irpin hide in underground shelters to protect themselves from the bombardments of the Russian army. Evacuations of civilians to Kyiv continue, while Russian troops are 15km from (...)
Jérôme Sessini Irpin, Ukraine. 12 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Irpin, Ukraine. 12 March 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos

Emin Özmen – Kyiv – March 14–16

Emin Özmen’s photography has featured in Der Spiegel’s coverage of the invasion of Ukraine, including a March 14 article titled »Ich habe kein Zuhause mehr« (“I don’t have a home anymore”), which covers the defiant stance of Kyiv’s citizens and “Eine Stadt hält den Atem an” (“A city holds its breath”) on March 16, as Kyiv continued to await a Russian onslaught.

Özmen has been posting on Instagram about his work in Ukraine.

William Keo – Zaporizhia and Mariupol – March 20–21

March 20 saw the publication of the Libération report “Zaporijia, une ville au chevet des enfants martyrs” (“Zaporizhia: city of martyred children”), featuring photos from William Keo, who posted on Instagram about the events and people in this story.

A day later, on March 21, Keo’s photographs accompanied Libération’s “Les survivants de Marioupol racontent: «Il y a des corps dans tous les quartiers»” (“Mariupol survivors report that ‘There are bodies everywhere’”).

Zied Ben Romdhane – March 22

On March 22, Zied Ben Romdhane’s photographs appeared alongside a report in Le Monde: “L’Afrique paie déjà le prix de la guerre en Ukraine” (“Africa is already paying the price for the war in Ukraine”), which examines the impact of inflation on food supply chains in the continent.

Enri Canaj – Odesa and the Isaccea-Orlivka border – March 8–14

A selection of Enri Canaj’s photographs, shot in Odesa as the city prepares to defend itself, and at the border between Romania and Ukraine. More than 80,000 people have passed into Romania at this border crossing.

Enri Canaj Kate from Ismail, a small town close to Odesa. She was able to bring along her two cats Sam and Persi. 8 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Fearing Russian shelling, residents of Odesa are trying to protect their heritage and monuments. They have laid out sandbags to protect one of the main symbols of Odesa, the statue of the Duke de R (...)
Enri Canaj Civilians learn how to use rifles. 12 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Singing the national anthem of Ukraine to encourage civilian volunteers who came to prepare sandbags for the siege of the city. Odesa, Ukraine. 11 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border between Romania and Ukraine. 8 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Empty Odesa streets. Odesa, Ukraine. 14 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Molotov cocktails are stored in preparation for the siege of the city. Odesa, Ukraine. March 11 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Molotov cocktails are stored in preparation for the siege of the city. Odesa, Ukraine. March 11 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Civilians learn how to use rifles. 12 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Odessa city center. Most of the shops are closed and the city is preparing for the invasion. 12 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Hedgehog barriers which serve as anti-tank obstacles. Odesa, Ukraine. 13 March 2022. © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos

William Keo – Odesa/Voznessenska – March 17

Keo’s photographs have accompanied a March 17 Libération piece about the aftermath of a March 2–3 battle in the town of Voznessensk, some 100km to the northeast of Odesa. ‘Dans le Sud ukrainien, les Russes ont «foutu le bordel» mais «ont battu en retraite»’ can be read here.

Chien-Chi Chang – Lviv – March 14 & 15

Chang’s photographs have accompanied two in-depth, first-person dispatches from Wendell Steavenson for The Economist’s 1843 magazine. March 14 saw the publication of ‘Cappuccinos and Kalashnikovs: war comes to Lviv‘, which describes the on-the-ground situation in Lviv. The March 15 dispatch – “I’ll stay until Putin’s dead or the war is over”: the Americans fighting for Ukraine – introduced some of the foreign volunteers to have joined the Georgian Legion to combat the Russian invaders.

Rafał Milach – Poland –  March 2–4

Rafal Milach has spoken to the New Yorker about his work in Poland. Published alongside his photos of people arriving from Ukraine and the help they are receiving, the article provides an insight into how he works in the field.

“I witnessed Milach at work, and was struck by how long he talked with each refugee before taking a photograph. He wanted to hear their stories,” writes Ed Caesar. “‘What can you do when a grown man starts to cry in front of you?’ he said to me. ‘What can you do when people tell you how they had to abandon their homes and their relatives overnight? I can listen. I can document it—to remember, so the images and words can resonate long after this nightmare is over.’”

Rafal Milach A bus carrying refugees arrives near the Polish village of Korczowa. Since the start of the invasion, more than two million people have fled Ukraine, about half of them to Poland. Przemysl, Poland. (...)
Rafal Milach Mariana Tarkot (19) and her daughter Anhelina (2) at the border crossing. "I live in Ukraine, in Ternopil. I studied. I lived with a guy, but they don't let him out of Ukraine. He stayed to fight (...)
Rafal Milach Temporary refugee shelter located at the gym hall of a local school. More than one million refugees crossed from Ukraine since Russian invasion on February 24th. Przemysl, Poland. 03 March 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Refugee transfer point at the suburbs of Przemysl. More than one million refugees crossed from Ukraine since Russian invasion on February 24th. Przemysl, Poland. 02 March 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Sher Alkroi and Shergo just after crossing the border. Medyka, Poland. 02 March 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos

Chien-Chi Chang – Lviv – March 13

Lviv-Holovnyi railway station. A father bidding farewell to his wife and his daughter. The train heads to Poland where the mother and the daughter seek shelter and protection. The man stays to defend his country.

William Keo – Odesa/Mykolaiv – March 11

Keo’s photos appear in Libération. “In the landlocked port, the activity of the morgue bears witness to the violence of the fighting to prevent the town from falling and opening the road for the Russian army to the strategic Odessa,” reports Pierre Alonso.

William Keo In a hotel where the Moscow time has been removed. Odesa, Ukraine. 11 March, 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo As the temperature drops to minus thirteen degrees, civilians line up in front of the Red Cross to collect food and medicine. Mykolaiv, Ukraine. 11 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo North of Mykolaiv, in Ternivka. Mykolaiv, Ukraine. 11 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo North of Mykolaiv, in Ternivka, buildings destroyed by the Russian aviation. Ukraine. 11 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the morgue of Mykolaiv, more than 30 bodies arrive every day since the beginning of the war. Due to lack of space, they are stored in a warehouse, sometimes crammed together. Civilians, Russian (...)

Emin Özmen – Odesa – March 11

Emin Özmen has been photographing the people of Odesa as they prepare for an attack. His photos appear in Der Spiegl in an article which asks: “This is how the inhabitants of Odessa are preparing for war They fill sandbags, collect food and medicine: In Odessa, Ukraine, people are preparing for the attack by Putin’s troops. Yet many feel closely connected to Russia. How can they stand it?”

Emin Özmen Sandbag barricades constructed in a school as part of defense preparations. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Civilians load sandbags on a truck near Black Sea beach. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Anti tank obstacles seen on the street in Odesa. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Duke Richelieu monument covered with sandbags as part of defense preparations in Odessa. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen A banner written on ‘Odesa is Ukraine’ seen attached on sandbag barricades constructed on the street. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen People seen at self defense practice for citizens organized by Ukrainian military. Odesa, Ukraine. March 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

Chien-Chi Chang – Lviv – March 9

“A school in the suburbs of Lviv has been turned into a training centre. Men and women with no military experience come there to familiarise themselves with the weapons of war. They want to be “ready for Putin’s soldiers. It’s not about sending them into battle but about teaching them the basics if the fighting comes to them,” reports L’Obs, which includes video footage by Chang. 

Enri Canaj – Isaccea-Orlivka border – March 8

Enri Canaj has been at the border between Romania and Ukraine. More than 80,000 people have passed into Romania. Canaj’s photos show people crossing the border at Isaccea-Orlivka.

Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Leaving beyond Ukraine, towards Bucharest. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Leaving beyond Ukraine, towards Bucharest. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj En route, children with their families waiting to cross the Ukranian-Romanian border. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj En route, children with their families waiting to cross the Ukranian-Romanian border. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos
Enri Canaj Crossing the Danube river at the Isaccea-Orlivka border, between Romania and Ukraine. Isaccea-Orlivka border. Ukraine/Romania. 08 March 2022 © Enri Canaj | Magnum Photos

William Keo – Odesa – March 8

William Keo has continued to photograph the people and city of Odesa as it prepares for an attack. His photos appear in an article titled: “We must fight back”: Odessa prepares for an assault, that appears in Libération

William Keo Portrait of Olga Pogribna, painted artist, preparing molotov cocktails in a barracks of the Civil Defense. Odesa, Ukraine. 08 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the center of a Civil Defense barracks, molotov cocktails are stored in preparation for the siege of the city. Odesa, Ukraine. 08 March 2022 © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo Streets of Odesa, with anti-tank barricades. Odesa, Ukraine. 08 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos

Chien-Chi Chang – Mostyska – March 4

“In a small public school in the western metropolis, for the moment spared by Russian bombs, men and women with no military experience are familiarising themselves with weapons of war to be ‘ready to receive Putin’s soldiers’,” reports L’Obs with photos by Chang.

Chien-Chi Chang A checkpoint on the outskirts of Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 8 March, 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Civilians learn how to use rifles at an unspecified location in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 7 March 2022. © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos

Rafał Milach – Poland –  February 28 – March 7

More than one million people have crossed the border from Ukraine to Poland since the Russian invasion. Rafal Milach has been in the field in Warsaw and on the border in Medyka as the refugees arrive. Here, he shares some short films from the past ten days.

William Keo – Odesa – March 5–7

William Keo has photographed the citizens of Odesa as they prepare to defend the city. In Libération, where Keo’s photos appear, Pierre Alonso writes:

“On this Monday afternoon, men in khaki are setting up a barricade with heavy concrete blocks in Odessa’s majestic shopping avenue. Anti-tank obstacles are already blocking the usually busy street, with its chic restaurants, elegant kiosk square and finely crafted colourful facades. Residents are either holed up in their homes or have already left. According to local authorities, nearly 150,000 people have left the large Black Sea port city, which had about a million residents until the Russian invasion began on 24 February. They have fled to the west of their country, which has so far been spared by the war, and across the border, mainly to nearby Romania and Moldova. Behind them, they leave a feverish city, worried about an upcoming attack.”

William Keo On the beaches of Odessa, civilians mobilize to bring sand and prepare the siege of the city. Odesa, Ukraine. 5 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the city center of Odesa. Dimitri is originally from Belarus, a country he fled in 2020 after the violent protests. He left his wife and children to take refuge in Moldova while he joined the Te (...)
William Keo In the Odesa train station, Tamara's husband is waiting for the train to leave. Odesa, Ukraine. 7 March, 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos

Jérôme Sessini – Irpin – March 6

Jérôme Sessini photographed civilians dodging mortars as they tried to escape the Russian advance on the city of Irpin. Sessini spoke to The New Yorker, which published his images.

“Early on Sunday afternoon, Jérôme Sessini, a French photographer on assignment for The New Yorker in Ukraine, arrived in Irpin, a small town of sixty thousand people about a half hour’s drive west of the capital, Kyiv. Sessini, who is based in Paris and has covered conflicts around the world for the Magnum photo agency, was travelling with three companions: a Ukrainian driver and two photographers. Their destination was a bridge on the Irpin River which Ukrainian troops had destroyed to slow Russian forces advancing on Kyiv. The day before, Sessini had witnessed civilians huddled under what was left of the bridge, trying to make their way across the river, fleeing Russian troops. He had returned to see how the evacuation was progressing.”

Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini | -scaled.jpg Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Civilians are evacuated from Irpin under Russian army mortar shelling. At least 3 civilians were killed during the evacuation. Irpin, Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Jérôme Sessini | Magnum Photos
Jérôme Sessini Ukrainian soldiers and photographer Maxim Dondyuk are taking cover under shelling of Russian army in Irpin. The city of 60 000 inhabitants is the last lock to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Irpin, Ukr (...)

Lorenzo Meloni – Irpin – March 6

People evacuated under heavy shelling by the Russian army on the outskirts of Irpin, a city about 20km from Kyiv.

Lorenzo Meloni People evacuated under heavy shelling by the Russian army on the outskirts of Irpin, a city about 20km from Kyiv. Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni People evacuated under heavy shelling by the Russian army on the outskirts of Irpin, a city about 20km from Kyiv. Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni People evacuated under heavy shelling by the Russian army on the outskirts of Irpin, a city about 20km from Kyiv. Ukraine. 6 March, 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

Susan Meiselas – New York – March 5

Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone.

Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Hundreds gather during the Stand with Ukraine demonstration in Times Square in New York City to support Ukraine resistance and urge NATO to create a no-fly zone. New York, USA. 5 March 2022.  © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos

Thomas Dworzak – Paris – March 5

Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République in Paris.

Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Paris, France. 5 March, 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Chien-Chi Chang – Mostyska – March 4

Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection.

Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos
Chien-Chi Chang Ukrainians escape war-torn hometowns in south Ukraine via train from Odesa and make a stop for food before heading to Poland to seek shelter and protection. Mostyska, Ukraine. 4 March 2022 © Chien-Chi Chang | Magnum Photos

Lorenzo Meloni – Kyiv – March 3–4

“Kyiv now experiences two parallel and opposite dimensions. On the surface, young men and women prepare for battle, while in the basement of buildings and metro tunnels, families seek shelter. From hour to hour the mood changes, there are moments when everything seems to be going well and then suddenly for reasons beyond logic the tension rises. The tanks are still at the gates of the city. Yesterday I went to take pictures on the front line, it seemed relatively calm, but it seems that tomorrow I won’t be able to return to the same place because the Russian Army have advanced.”

– Lorenzo Meloni

Meloni is being supported by the Emergency Reporting Commission, a new initiative that supports reporters covering breaking news in conflict areas, independently of media outlets. Initiated by Obscura, photographers are funded by the sale of NFTs. 100% of the proceeds of the Emergency Reporting Commission are distributed amongst selected active photographers on the ground to support their efforts to document during moments of conflict. Find out more here.

Lorenzo Meloni Mother and daughter sleep in a bomb shelter under a school on the outskirts of Kyiv. Kyiv, Ukraine. 3 March 2022 © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A metro car used as a dormitory to shelter from the artillery strikes that hit the city' especially at night. Kyiv. Ukraine. 4 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A lady poses for a portrait inside a metro car parked in a tunnel, where she and her family sleep to shelter from the Russian army's mortar fire on the city. Kyiv, Ukraine. 4 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Entire families find shelter from Russian artillery fire inside the tunnel of a metro station. Kyiv, Ukraine. 4 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Oksana, a young girl, has moved to live in this metro carriage parked underground to protect herself from the artillery fire of the Russian army. Kyiv, Ukraine. 4 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

William Keo – Lviv – March 2

William Keo has been photographing at Lviv station.

“More than 454 000 people have fled to Poland since the Russian offensive. Mostly via Lviv, the largest city in the West, and its station where trains from all over the country converge,” reports L’obs.

William Keo In the hall of the station, Ukrainian women and children are resting in the shelter waiting to leave for Poland. Lviv, Ukraine. 2 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the hall of the train station, Ukrainian volunteers prepare aid to welcome refugees in the station. Lviv, Ukraine. 2 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the hall of the station, a station employee manages the crowd. Lviv, Ukraine. 2 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In a night train, direction Kharkiv, where the fighting is the most violent. Ukraine. 2 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo In the hall of the station, Ukrainian refugees are waiting for the train on the platform. Lviv, Ukraine. 2 March 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos

Lorenzo Meloni – Kyiv – March 1

“Today I spent an hour or two on the streets of Kyiv. The logistics are very complicated as most of the fixers have left or decided to fight. The same goes for having a driver or just a car. Apart from the bombing of a TV antenna the situation is tense but calm. It’s probably the calm before the storm, as I can see on the news that there is a 40 miles-long column of tanks at the gates of Kyiv. 

Along the streets, I found many barricades and checkpoints set up by citizens. I saw many young people, especially in the suburbs, protecting their neighborhoods. I don’t know if they know or not that those barricades won’t stop any tanks. But I didn’t feel I had to tell them that if they want to hope so”

– Lorenzo Meloni

Meloni is being supported by the Emergency Reporting Commission, a new initiative that supports reporters covering breaking news in conflict areas, independently of media outlets. Initiated by Obscura, photographers are funded by the sale of NFTs. 100% of the proceeds of the Emergency Reporting Commission are distributed amongst selected active photographers on the ground to support their efforts to document during moments of conflict. Find out more here. 

Lorenzo Meloni From the main streets leading to the city centre of Kyiv, self-organised groups of young people prepare to defend the city from advancing Russian tanks. Kyiv, Ukraine. 1 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Rodion Batulev (35) from Belarus, a member of the Pravi Sector came to Ukraine to fight the Russian army. From the main streets leading to the city centre of Kyiv, self-organised groups of young (...)
Lorenzo Meloni Two young residents of the neighbourhood prepared molotov cocktails. From the main streets leading to the city center of Kyiv, self-organized groups of young people prepare to defend the city fro (...)
Lorenzo Meloni From the main streets leading to the city center of Kyiv, self-organized groups of young people prepare to defend the city from advancing Russian tanks. Kyiv, Ukraine. 1 March 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni From the main streets leading to the city center of Kyiv, self-organized groups of young people prepare to defend the city from advancing Russian tanks. Kyiv, Ukraine. 1 March 2022 © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos

Emin Özmen – Lviv – February 26

“In wintry temperatures, people try to flee the Ukrainian city of Lviv. According to UN figures, more than half a million people have left Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. ‘Over 500,000 refugees have now fled Ukraine to neighboring countries,’ wrote UN Refugee Commissioner Filippo Grandi on Twitter,” reports Der Spiegel, with photographs by Emin Özmen

Emin Özmen Hundreds of people trying to escape Russia’s invasion wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 26 February 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Children seen through the window of an evacuation train traveling towards the border with Poland as thousands of people try to escape Russia’s invasion. Lviv, Ukraine. 26 February 2022 © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Hundreds of people trying to escape Russia’s invasion wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 27 February 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Hundreds of people trying to escape Russia’s invasion wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 27 February 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos
Emin Özmen Hundreds of people trying to escape Russia’s invasion wait for a train to Poland at the central train station in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. 27 February 2022. © Emin Özmen | Magnum Photos

Rafał Milach – Poland –  February 25/26

“Thousands of Ukrainians arrive at the border crossings to the eastern EU countries; there could be millions. They are given a friendly welcome. But many refugees ask themselves: What happens now?” asks an article in Der Spiegel that uses Rafał Milach’s photos to show the activity at the Polish border.

Rafal Milach Poland-Ukraine border crossing. Ukrainian refugees cross the border to Poland. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Refugee reception point at the Dorohusk border crossing. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Poland-Ukraine border crossing. Ukrainian refugees cross the border to Poland. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Dorohusk-Jagodziany border crossing. A Ukrainian family fleeing the war in Ukraine. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Dorohusk-Jagodziany border crossing. A Ukrainian family fleeing the war in Ukraine. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Dorohusk-Jagodziany border crossing. Volunteers offering food and drinks to Ukrainian refugees that crossed the border. Dorohusk, Poland. 26 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Katarzyna Sokolowska and her son, Szymon, host Alona and her two children, Timur, 10-months, and Alexandra, 2, who left Kyiv a day before the Russian invasion. Luszczow Drugi, Poland. 26 February (...)
Rafal Milach Poland-Ukraine border crossing. Ukrainians waiting to cross the border to Ukraine. Dorohusk, Poland. 25 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos
Rafal Milach Alona left Kyiv a day before the Russian invasion with her two children, Timur, 10-months, and Alexandra, 2. She found a temporary refuge with a Polish family in Luszczow Drugi, next to Lublin. Lus (...)
Rafal Milach Poland-Ukraine border crossing. Ukrainians waiting for relatives and friends to pick them up at the border. Dorohusk. Poland. 26 February 2022. © Rafal Milach | Magnum Photos

Stuart Franklin – London – February 26

Demonstrations against the Russian invasion of Ukraine outside Downing Street and the Russian embassy in Notting Hill. The ‘Stand with Ukraine’ rally was attended by the Ukrainian diaspora and their supporters.

Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022.
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside the Russian Embassy in Notting Hill. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos
Stuart Franklin Demonstrations against the war in Ukraine and Putin. Outside Downing Street. London, England. 26 February, 2022. © Stuart Franklin | Magnum Photos

William Keo – Paris – February 26

Citizens of Paris have gathered every day to protest since Russian operations in Ukraine commenced on 24 February. William Keo photographed one of the demonstrations, which was addressed by Vadym Omelchenko, the Ukrainian ambassador to France.

William Keo Vadim Omelchenko, Ukrainian ambassador in France during a speech. Anti-war demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Paris, France. 26 February 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo Anti-war demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Paris, France. 26 February 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo Anti-war demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Paris, France. 26 February 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo Anti-war demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Paris, France. 26 February 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos
William Keo Anti-war demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Paris, France. 26 February 2022. © William Keo | Magnum Photos

Thomas Dworzak – Paris – February 26

Crowds gathered at Place de la République in Paris in a show of support for Ukraine and to demonstrate against the Russian invasion.

Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine at Place de la République. Paris, France. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos

Lorenzo Meloni – Mariupol – February 24

Lorenzo Meloni was in the the city of Mariupol as the city was shelled by the Russian navy. “On the morning of Friday 25 February, Russian forces had still not broken through the Ukrainian lines. But the risk of being caught off guard and subjected to a siege has become obvious to everyone. Between the rumours of an amphibious landing west of the city, the fear of aerial bombardments and the rapid advance of Russian troops from Crimea to Melitopol (170 kilometres to the west), the nerves of the Mariupolitans are being put to the test,” wrote Emmanuel Grynszpan in Le Monde where these photos were first published here and here.

Lorenzo Meloni A civilian evacuates his burning house. Mariupol, Ukraine. 24 February 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A civilian house destroyed by a rocket. Mariupol, Ukraine. 24 February 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni Nikita, 14, traumatised and injured during a rocket attack. His 17-year-old brother named Kirill was seriously injured and is in the surgery room. Mariupol, Ukraine. 24 February 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A Ukrainian soldier secures an area of civilian housing hit by a rocket. Mariupol, Ukraine. 24 February 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A Russian strike on a Ukrainian air defence position. Mariupol, Ukraine. 23 February, 2022. © Lorenzo Meloni | Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni A portrait of Albert Khomyak, a Lutheran priest in the army. He organised the placement of a shelter under the church of "Temple of Good Changes" (Lutheran temple), a former Soviet cinema. Mariupol (...)

Thomas Dworzak – Kyiv – February 1

In Kyiv, Thomas Dworzak witnesses anti-Putin marches and civilian training by the Azov batallion. At the time, Russia was stationing troops along its border with Ukraine, while denying any intention to invade the country.

Thomas Dworzak Anti-Russian march in downtown Kyiv. With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by 120,000+ Russian troops, there is increasing speculation of an imminent Russian invasion. Kyiv, Ukraine. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak Organized by the "Azov" battllion civilians are trained to fight in the case of a war. With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by a bulit-up of 120 000+ Russian troops there is increasing speculatio (...)
Thomas Dworzak Organized by the "Azov" battllion civilians are trained to fight in the case of a war. With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by a bulit-up of 120 000+ Russian troops there is increasing speculatio (...)
Thomas Dworzak Organized by the "Azov" battllion civilians are trained to fight in the case of a war. With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by a bulit-up of 120 000+ Russian troops there is increasing speculatio (...)
Thomas Dworzak Anti-Russian march in downtown Kyiv. With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by 120,000+ Russian troops, there is increasing speculation of an imminent Russian invasion. Kyiv, Ukraine. February 2022. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak With Ukraine surrounded on three sides by 120,000+ Russian troops, there is increasing speculation of an imminent Russian invasion. "Pravi Sector" militia/party offers military training to civilian (...)

Paolo Pellegrin – Donbas – August 2021

Paolo Pellegrin traveled to the Donbas region where he documented life on the front lines of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Since 2014, Ukrainian government forces have fought Russian-backed separatist groups – the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk Peoples Republics – for control of the eastern part of the country. While many residents have been displaced by the conflict, some have decided to take their chances by remaining in their towns.
Paolo Pellegrin Near Marinka. Donbas, Ukraine. August 28, 2021. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Volodymyr Veryovka at a military hospital in Kyiv. Ukraine. September 3, 2021. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin The Avdiivka Coke Plant is one of the largest manufacturers of coke in Europe and the largest in Ukraine. It has been shelled and had workers injured and killed by shelling during the war. It is lo (...)
Paolo Pellegrin A front line position near the town of Avdiivka. Avdiivka, Donetsk Oblast. Donbas, Ukraine. August 30, 2021 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin A coal mine in Toretsk, on the front line. The coal industry survives on donations and for a long time has not been profitable. Toretsk, Donetsk Oblast, Donbas, Ukraine. August 31, 2021 © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Ukrainian military. Donbas, Ukraine. August 28, 2021. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Ukrainian military. Donbas, Ukraine. September 1, 2021. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Ukrainian military. Donbas, Ukraine. September 1, 2021. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

Paolo Pellegrin – Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine – 2019

Former comedian and actor Volodymyr Zelensky was elected President of Ukraine April 21, 2019 and inaugurated May 20, 2019. Pellegrin’s portrait was used on the cover of Time Magazine.

Paolo Pellegrin Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine. 2019. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine. 2019. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine. 2019. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
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