Ukraine: Run For Your Life
Irpin and Bucha - two cities in Ukraine. Two names that have become a symbol of the horrors of war, of massacres and other crimes against Ukrainian civilians.
Two places, along with the capital city, Kyiv, where Romanian photographer Amnon Gutman has documented what the attacks mean, for example, for the elderly, or young mothers. And especially what they mean for the children: heartbreaking farewells to loved ones; wounded minors who have to be treated in makeshift substitute hospital wards; long, fearful walks along unprotected streets; destroyed schools and homes; mourning at fresh graves.
In the gaze of a lost and yet also strong-looking girl in a red anorak, all of this comes together, everything that war does to children: they are the ones who need a particularly great deal of strength to endure what is surely for them incomprehensible.
Photographer: Amnon Gutman, Romania
Amnon Gutman, born in 1977, is a photographer whose images primarily deal with existential hardship, suffering, loss and fragility in wars and under the impact of climate change. At the same time, they also show people’s will to survive.
His photos are featured in leading media in Europe and the USA; he works together with international aid organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and different departments of the United Nations. Gutman has already won various awards in prestigious competitions; his photo series have been exhibited in the USA, Europe, Australia, and Japan.