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Thirs anniversary of Maidan revolution in Kyiv Ukraine on February 19, 2017. © Oksana Parafeniuk

Marseille Pays a Tribute to Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine enters a second year, the Centre Photographique de Marseille presents Ukraine(s), an exhibition bringing together three visual projects that explore the Ukrainian territory and its cultural heritage before its invasion.

Displaced persons who have fled fighting in the east are being served a meal at the Monastery of the Resurrection which comes under the Moscow Patriarchate. Lviv, Ukraine, March 11, 2022. © Lucas Barioulet for Le Monde

Visa pour l’Image in the Shadow of Ukraine

For thirty-four years, the international festival of photojournalism “Visa pour l’Image,” in Perpignan, has reflected the world’s upheavals. Ukraine is necessarily at the forefront of this 2022 reiteration, which is also attentive to other crises and which even manages from time to time to come up for air.

A young couple could not stop hugging - the man received a summon and reported to the military enlistment office for further instructions. © Ismail Ferdous / VU' for Blind

The Last Goodbyes in the Border Regions of Ukraine

As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, the flood of refugees from the fighting continue to flow west across the country’s borders. But as women and children flee, their husbands, fathers and brothers remain to fight the Russians, while others refuse to leave home. Photographer Ismail Ferdous spent time photographing those preparing to fight, those fleeing abroad, and those who choose to stay as they all say goodbye.

© Photograph by Peter Turnley

The Exodus From Ukraine: A Visual Diary by Peter Turnley

The French American photographer, known for his documentation of the human condition over the past 40 years, shares his experience alongside Ukrainian refugees, from the day he left his home in Paris, and returned.

© Ismail Ferdous / VU' for Blind

People of Ukraine

In the village of Kontsovo, near the Slovakian border, photographer Ismail Ferdous asked several displaced Ukrainians to pose on the stage of a theater in the colors of their country, collecting their stories at the same time.

At the Heart of It

The International Month of Photojournalism in Padova, Italy, brings together photographers from all over the world to trigger cultural debate and roundtable discussions on contemporary issues and ethical journalism.

© Evgeniy Maloletka, Associated Press, World Press Photo of the Year

Ukrainian Photographer Wins World Press Photo Award

Each year, the World Press Photo contest rewards the most outstanding photos of the year. On Thursday, April 20, photographer Evgeniy Maloletka received the World Press Photo of the Year award for his picture of the besieged maternity ward of Mariupol, in Ukraine.

Vitaly’s House © Joe Perri

A Ukrainian Melancholy

The American photographer Joe Perri created a photographic series in the city of Donetsk, in the Donbass, entitled Vitaly’s House. This project was carried out just four months before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022.

Novak Djokovic, Open d’Australie, 2018. © Nicolas Luttiau, L'Équipe.

Sports Photography: A World Apart?

While the cultural world has recently begun opening up to all photographic genres, dismantling the hierarchies between fashion, reportage, amateur, etc. practice, sports photography has been left outside this momentum. For now.

Ukrainian Youth, Stuck in a Year of War

The book “Stuck In Here : A Shift of the Gaze” collects images and testimonies by the Ukrainian youth trapped in the war. An idea of photographer and journalist Orianne Ciantar Olive, the book offers an insight into daily life moments that go beyond the destruction of the last year.

© Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson’s Travelog

From January 19 to March 31, 2023, Matt Wilson exhibits his work at the Leica Store in Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris. Unreal landscapes follow images taken on the fly, offering glimpses of the world of this British globetrotter.

Close-up of Svyatoslav’s hands on a used skateboard. Hanover, Germany. April 27th, 2022. © Thomas Girondel

The Wheels of Hope: Skateboarding in Wartime

French photojournalist Thomas Girondel recounts the story of Yurii Korotun, a twenty-five-year-old Ukrainian professional skateboarder who teaches the sport to refugee children in Hannover, Germany, to help them forget about the war. Skateboarding becomes a therapy.

In the steppe near the capital Nur-Sultan, kokparshy, or Kokpar players, compete in an indescribable melee to grab a headless goat body. The communal version of this game sees up to 200 or 300 players competing, each playing for himself. The tribes that descended from Genghis Khan spread their culture throughout Mongolia and Central Asia, but nowhere in this region is the contrast between the contemporary and the ancient higher than in Kazakhstan. And nowhere is the interaction between the two more clearly embodied than in the kokpar.

The Soul of Kazakhstan

Having spent several years in Kazakhstan, the photographer Frédéric Noy paints an intimate portrait of the largest country in Central Asia, of its society and its transformations, Russia’s shadow looming large.

Niko J.Kallianiotis

Our Favorite Books for Christmas (2/4) : Documentary Photography

Everlasting and timeless, a photo book is an ideal gift to put under the Christmas tree. If you don’t know which one to choose, Blind will share with you its selection of the best books on documentary photography and photojournalism to give to your loved ones.

Places of Genocides, Clothes of Victims

Deepest Darkest gallery presents “How We See The World” and “The Day I Became Another Genocide Victim”, two series by photographer Barry Salzman, at Paris Photo.

© The Anonymous Project / Lee Shulman

The Anonymous Project: Slide Attitude

Lee Shulman, the creator of The Anonymous Project, invited Blind to his small Parisian studio. The collector and his team receive, select and sort thousands of slides of unknown people and give them a second life.

De la série « Luriki » (Colored Soviet Portrait), 1971-85. Photographie noir et blanc colorisée à la main, 61 x 81 cm © Boris Mikhaïlov. Collection Pinault. Courtesy Guido Costa Projects, Orlando Photo

Boris Mikhaïlov, A Story of His Own

Three Parisian exhibitions, including one at the Suzanne Tarasiève Gallery, focus on Boris Miklhailov, a Ukrainian artist who plays with stereotypes, establishing an aesthetic free of hypocrisy.

Pascal Maitre: The Beauty and Tragedy of the Fulani of the Sahel

The Fulani people are at the heart of the tensions that threaten the balance of a swath of the African continent. Winner of the 2020 Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière Photography Award, photojournalist Pascal Maitre, a specialist in Africa, paints a portrait of a now-endangered ancestral way of life.

The 43rd W. Eugene Smith Grant Awarded to Maxim Dondyuk

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was awarded to Maxim Dondyuk for his project Ukraine 2014/22, which looks at the country’s battle for independence. Mary F. Calvert received the Smith Fellowship, with special awards going to Shirley Abrahamm and Amit Madeshiya, along with Ta Mwe.

Yelena Yemchuk

Life Before the War in Odessa

Yelena Yemchuk spent five years photographing Odessa and its inhabitants. And then came the Russian invasion.


Yelena Yemchuk’s latest book is a journey in three chapters, starting from the end.

Ukrainian Refugees Continue to Forge New Lives in Slovakia

The Ukrainians who have come to Banská Štiavnica have found help in those who call the town home. Their journeys to Slovakia have not been easy, and the effects of the war have left sometimes invisible marks on those who have arrived. But with the help of the townspeople, they are working to settle down and create new, safe lives for themselves and their families.

The Ping Pong Effect

In Italy, Cortona on the Move festival this year focuses on the photographer’s legitimacy and authorship, and on the different applications of photography outside of the fine-art and documentary fields.

When Home is a Labyrinth

For four years photographer Camilla de Maffei explored the sparsely populated region of the Danube delta, a labyrinth of water and marshes overlooking the Black Sea.

Ukrainian Refugees Look to Slovakia for a New Home

As the War in Ukraine continues, refugees continue to flee from the conflict into neighboring countries. In Slovakia, the Ukrainians who have come to the country work to integrate their lives with those of their new neighbors.

Arthur Grace

Communism(s): A Cold War Album

Autocracy is on the rise. An obvious statement maybe, but one rooted more and more firmly in the present albeit with a shaky-hand salute to

Putin, the Pop Star

As the war continues in Ukraine and many Russians try to leave their own country, we look back at photographer Bela Doka’s series on the motivations of the Russian youth that historically supported the president.

Laurent Monlaü

In Perche, photography serves the environment 

The third edition of the “Le champ des impossibles” festival includes the works of 32 artists about trees, mixing paintings, sculpture and photography. It is an event with a rural atmosphere to raise awareness among its public, the locals and its guests about modern visual languages.

Le Sphynx, 1956, Paris, France © Frank Horvat

Photo London in Five Acts

Eight months after the previous iteration, which was postponed till the fall due to the pandemic, the art fair Photo London returns to Somerset House

Joe Rosenthal

The Making of War Photography

The Musée de l’Armée in Paris offers a first glimpse into its photographic archives in an exhibition that traces the representation of war and the evolution of images of combat from 1849 to the present. This essential event shares some important lessons.

Waiting for the War

Photographer Ismail Ferdous has documented the daily life of the Ukrainian soldiers stationed in the west.

Tetyanax with her young daughter, in Chop. March 15, 2022 © Ismail Ferdous / Agence VU' for Blind

The Daily Lives of the Ukrainians Displaced by War

In the Zakarpattia Oblast region of Ukraine, to the far west of the country, lies the city of Chop. This railroad hub is an easy access to the borders with Hungary and Slovakia as those displaced by the war in the East flee to safety in Ukraine’s West and the NATO countries beyond the borders.

A Ukrainian controller walks on the platforms in the train station in Lviv, western Ukraine. © Rafael Yaghobzadeh

The Ukrainian Rail in the Dark

Trains in Ukraine are an indispensable means of transport for millions of refugees. The photographer Rafael Yaghobzadeh has documented the railway network in Ukraine during wartime — at night, when there are fewer wandering souls.

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