TIFA 2023 Editorial / Conflict

There Used to Be Life Here

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Tetiana Fomenko
  • Technical Info
    Camera Pentax K-70, Lens Pentax Da 18-270
  • Photo Date

The series was taken in Northen Saltivka - a district of Kharkiv, Ukraine, which was the most affected by russian missile and artillery attacks. Residential buildings were brutally shelled by the russians for many months. This is what the apartments of Kharkiv residents look like 14 months after the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the russian occupying forces in Ukraine. The contrast between the dead flats and the leaves that bloom on the surviving trees is striking.

I was born in Kharkiv region, Ukraine. I`ve been living in Kyiv since 2008. I completed five courses at Kyiv Photography School. I`ve been a member of the National Society of Photo Artists of Ukraine. I regularly take part in Ukrainian and international photo contests and exhibitions.