/ 2017 / Press / General News

Citizens of War, Ukraine

  • Prize
    Bronze in Press/General News, Gold in Press/War
  • Photographer
    Timothy Eastman
  • Studio
    Freelance photojournalist

I visited Ukraine and photographed people living
at the doorstep of war. The fighting has brought
a seemingly endless stream of everyday
concerns: rising food prices, inflation, dwindling
employment, difficulty traveling through the
ubiquitous military checkpoints, and how to
afford to heat ones home in the winter.
Landmines wait in fields and forests and
residents are afraid to enter land they once used
for work and play. Many homes have been
destroyed.
These photographs are meant to show the
people who are forced to live in the midst of
war. They aren't soldiers, they're just ordinary
people trying to live a normal life in impossible
circumstances.