Nanna Heitmann’s Photographs of Life in Russia During Wartime
A selection of images from Nanna Heitmann's documentation of life in Russia during wartime, on assignment for The New York Times.
From the onset of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, whilst numerous Magnum photographers have documented the impact of the war in Ukraine, Nanna Heitmann turned her lens to Russia and its surrounding borders, covering a country where daily life is a continuous encounter with uncertainty, glorified myths, and relentless propaganda.
As the ripples of conflict extend mostly to the economically disadvantaged regions, Heitmann, on assignment for The New York Times, reveals the divergent landscapes of ordinary life in comparison to the distant perspectives stemming from Moscow.
Heitmann’s work has been published in two articles for The New York Times. One, Putin’s Forever War in August 2023, and the second, In Moscow, the War Is Background Noise, but Ever-Present in September 2023.