Ukrainian Art Collective Gorsad Kiev
- Caroline Kurze
Ukraine is facing some hard crisis right now. Loyalists and Russian-supporting anti-government separatists are fighting bloody battles throughout the capital Kiev. And even though we hear it in the news pretty much everyday, we almost never hear voices from the people who actually live there.
Though the art collective Gorsad Kiev made up of two guys and a girl (Victor, Julian and Maria), living on the outskirts of Kiev, embody a side of Ukraine that you’ve probably not seen before. Their youthful photography contrasts the devastating incidents that are plaguing their home country, yet the rawness of the imagery is synonymous to the DIY video footage seen on the frontline of the street battlegrounds. If you’d like to know more about the trio, find an interview here and here.
If you like Gorsad Kiev, also check Kostis Fokas’ sexually-charged images.