Ukraine: Beauty and Turmoil. A View from Within.

We are pleased to announce our upcoming photography exhibit  'Ukraine: Beauty and Turmoil. A View from Within.'  The exhibition consists of images from our recent trip to Ukraine. 

The exhibit will be held at 2078 Argyle Street on Saturday and Sunday June 7th and 8th from 10:00am to 5:00pm both days.

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Being a Ukrainian, it was very difficult to watch the events of the past four months.  The deadly violence that erupted on the streets of my native city of Kyiv didn't come as a surprise, ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych was known for his brutality even before he came to power.  Once the protests grew into a nation-wide movement the bloodshed was just a matter of time.  Like any other dictator Yanukovych didn't want to part with his powers easily. 

 

 'Maidan' , Downtown Kyiv, May 17, 2014

'Maidan' , Downtown Kyiv, May 17, 2014

My husband and I were in Ukraine for three weeks at the end of April.   While there we wanted to find out how the people of Ukraine are coping with the tremendous upheaval in the country.   This exhibition is a result of our experiences and travels within the country.  It shows a resilient nation in a beautiful land carrying on with life while rumblings of war and conflict continue to cause tension and strife.  It also offers an insight into the everyday life of Ukraine that few foreigners ever see. 

 Two realities coexist side by side.

Two realities coexist side by side.