AP’s Ukrainian photographers exhibit at Visa pour l’image
They were the first and last journalists in Mariupol, a major bomber port city, and their images went around the world. Evgeniy Maloletka and Mstyslav Chernov are the authors of the poignant photographs of the hospital and maternity ward, a father slumped over the bleeding remains of his son, and a couple in tears carrying the corpse of their child. At the Visa pour l’image news photography festival in Perpignan until September 11.
From February 23 to March 15, they sent their images from the ruins of this city of 400,000 people to the world at any cost. Covering a war in one’s own country like Ukraine is damaging “Soul, Heart”, They believe. “These twenty days are like one long endless day, and getting worse and worse”France-Presse Evgeny Maloletka, 35, a photographer for the Associated Press (AP) agency, said he was still in his country. “There is no time to recover like other journalists who go home after a month”.
“It’s more dangerous than anything I’ve covered, and there’s no place to go to safety.”According to Mstyslav Chernov, 37, a trained photographer and videographer for AP, accordingly “We do not recover from such a story, we continue! »
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