A Ukrainian Photographer Documents the Invasion in Kyiv | Time



A Ukrainian Photographer Documents the Invasion of His Country

For Maxim Dondyuk, the story was always personal, but never more than over the past few weeks

via Time: https://time.com/6158001/ukraine-invasion-in-photos-kyiv-russia/

n the seconds before impact, mortars whistle as they fall, making a loud and almost plaintive sound Maxim Dondyuk will never forget. He will not forget the sting of their shrapnel, which felt like a hot knife in his arm, or the sight of the women and children he photographed during the shelling near Kyiv on March 6. He hopes the people who see his photos will not be able to forget them either. “I don’t stay here and do this because I am a masochist,” Dondyuk, who is Ukrainian, says by phone from the center of Kyiv. “I do it because sometimes a photo can change people, change societies.” With luck, he says, it might help stop a war.