Series 'Homesickness'

PrizeFinalists in Shoot (photo/video)
ArtistNataliia Hresko

This series is about the pain of many Ukrainians. Russia's military aggression on our land forced millions of my compatriots to leave their homes and escape the war by fleeing and moving to safer places. The participants of this project lived in Ukraine, and now they are scattered across Europe. The real test is longing for the homeland, uncertainty about the future. Everyone misses their home, favorite things or just little things that added coziness and comfort to the home. Everyone wants to return as soon as possible.

I live and work in Kyiv. Studied in the `Kyiv School of Photography` In a year of learning, I developed expertise and discovered a fascinating world of art photography. I was studying aesthetics and composition under the mentorship of a renowned Ukrainian photographer and art expert - Dimitri Bogachyk. Photography for me is one of the ways of self-expression. It is full of freedom to express, create and inspire. It is as a way to capture a moment, embrace it with my vision and evoke deep emotions in the viewers and allow them to feel the harmony within the scene.