Evgenia Lopata: In war, culture dies first.

written by Andrea Jeska for the NZZ am Sonntag

The director of the Chernivtsi Literary Center is fighting on two fronts against the war in her country: for the survival of the establishment and against the oblivion of the many Ukrainian poets and writers the city has brought forth.

Fridays For Future

The portraits were taken at the "Fridays for Future" demonstration in Frankfurt am Main on August 13, 2021. The concept was to have the portrayed people answer one single question. "Why are you here?" The answers are as varied as the people themselves and, in combination with the portrait, are intended to help people answer the question about their motives on a very personal basis.

"The People Behind The Border".. in connection with the Multimedia "Kandvala"

The photo story "The People behind the Border" was created within a 3-week reportage in connection with a multimedia project about the situation of refugees at the EU`s external borders in Bosnia-Herzegovina.


The portraits were photographed in two abandoned buildings, an old paper factory and unfinished retirement home called „Don Penzionera“ in Bihać, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where in February of 2021 around 300 to 400 young refugees are staying on their way trying to enter into Europe. The concept was to let the people which are affected participate and to give them the opportunity to write in their own words about their situation, the way they've gone or even their hopes, which are then juxtaposed with a portrait of them. The persons could take as much time as they wanted and decide what and how much they wanted to tell.