TIFA 2023 Editorial / Conflict

The Cost of Freedom

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Conflict
  • Photographer
    Sefa Eyol
  • Photo Date
    May 2022

Sergey, 62, after the Russian attack on Andriivka,Ukraine. He found his house completely destroyed. Sergey was working as a liquidator in Chernobyl and had built his house with money he had saved over the years. Sergey's wife died 3 years ago from cancer. He lives in his car with a few belongings he took with him and waits for the Ukrainian Government to help. - Sergey: '' The thing that upsets me the most is that I lost all my memories from my wife, I came to find some of her belongings and our photos but everything was destroyed ''

Sefa Eyol (b.1995, Turkey) is freelance documentary photographer, based in Shanghai, China. His work focuses on social issues and geographical, physical and spiritual isolation issues – he is interested in human beings’ relationship to themselves and the environment. Sefa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance. He currently studying photojournalism at Danish School of Media and Journalism. Since April 2022, Sefa has been documenting ongoing conflict in Ukraine.