Life Goes On ('17-'18)
Since 2014, the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk, the most far eastern regions of Ukraine, have become a zone of armed conflict. What was presented at the beginning as an internal conflict within the country, soon became known to have Russian military presence involved in it. Since then, the war is ongoing, and despite the involvement of international diplomacy, it is not clear what and how long it would take for the region to see peace again. What is less covered by Western media are the lives of ordinary people in the area who had to adapt to and accept the circumstances of constant war around them. Since 2017, Jan Jurczak, back then a 21 year old photographer from Poland, spent two years on and off in Avdiivka, a village located at the frontline of the conflict in the Donetsk region, living with the locals and documenting their lives.
Life Goes On, an exploration of daily life in the conflict zone, is a photobook in the form of a newspaper. It consists of a series of photographs and statements about the love and death of people living in the conflict zone.
Text pulished in EEP BERLIN