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Katia Motyleva


This project is a personal story about the war in Ukraine, the life of a woman and her family in the midst of hostilities. Events that began in 2014 with the occupation of Donbas escalated into a full-scale war and continue to deteriorate, causing one loss after another. In the midst of the unfolding drama, I hold on to what little remains, constantly going back to the lost photo album in search of an answer to the question of why it all happened?

About the artist:
Katia Motyleva is a Ukrainian (Luhansk, Eastern Ukraine) photographer and video maker. Katia works with archival images as well as traditional studio-based photography – exploring how political changes can affect the destiny of a woman. She highlights the discomfort women are living through, directly drawing on her own experiences

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