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Images of Trauma of Ukrainian Soldiers wins IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

Beating over 150 entries from more than 50 countries, all based on the theme of ‘justice’, Furman’s project focuses on the physical and psychosocial rehabilitation of young Ukrainian soldiers wounded during the ongoing conflict with Russia-backed rebels and the Russian army in the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine – a conflict which since May 2014 has taken over 9,000 lives, and injured more than 5,000 Ukrainian soldiers. “I want to concentrate on their adaptation to peaceful life when they come home, a story that gets overlooked in media outlets and existing photography projects,” Furman says. “With the limitations their physical trauma imposes on them, they have to face an important challenge. “They have to resocialise, as now they are different people with painful memories impossible to forget. With no help from the government and less financial support from patrons, they have to overcome new difficulties and seek possibilities themselves or with the support of their relatives and friends. “The Ukrainian government often neglects the contribution of these men. There are cases when war veterans’ documents read that …

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BJP Staff