19-20 September 2015
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Saturday 19 September: 15:30 – 22:00
Sunday 20 September: 10:00 – 15:30
154 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UH
Entry: £10 on the door or £7.50 if you book online at: www.fragileindependence.org
If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute to this worthy cause, you can do so at: www.fragileindependence.org
Food and Drink: there will be a bar at the venue and a cafe serving traditional Ukrainian food.
The ‘Fragile Independence’ Photography Exhibition is taking place this weekend at the Ukrainian Social Club, 154 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH.
The exhibition is the first of its kind in the UK. It contrasts the boundless beauty of the Ukrainian land, people and their enduring culture with the recent social upheaval and conflict devastating the East of the country.
‘Fragile Independence’ features internationally renowned photographer and correspondent Sergei Loiko of the Los Angeles Times. He is the only foreign correspondent who witnessed some of the worst fighting at the Donetsk airport in the East of Ukraine. Sergei recently published a novel ‘The Airport’: “a story about the war that should never have happened and heroes who wanted to live but died”. A Russian version of ‘The Airport’ will be available for purchase in the gift shop. (Please note that there is a limited number of copies).
The exhibition includes works by other prominent international and Ukrainian photographers, members of the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers, such as Alexey Kolobov and Ivan Bogdan, and images taken by soldiers directly at the frontline. There will also be a rare opportunity to see paintings by Ukrainian children as part of the ‘Modern Ukraine through Children’s Eyes’ project.
New! On the 19th September at 16:00, photographers Ben Robinson and Ty Faruki, who are displaying their works at the exhibition, will be talking to the press about their experiences during their visits to the East of Ukraine. Everybody is welcome to the talk! Please confirm your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds from the exhibition will go towards humanitarian aid for the victims of the conflict and humanitarian crisis in the East of Ukraine. Donations are welcome at www.fragileindependence.org