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«Brave to carry the light»

a photo book about the most difficult winter in the history of independent Ukraine


DTEK, in partnership with Ist Publishing and UAPF, has published a photo book about the most difficult winter in the history of independent Ukraine so far.

The publication includes photos by more than 30 Ukrainian authors who documented the energy crisis in the fall of 2022, winter and spring of 2023 as a result of the Russian military's attack on Ukrainian infrastructure facilities.

The book includes the following authors and photographers:


Andrii Poleshko, Andrii Yakymenko, Anton Fedorov, Vadym Sarakhan, Viacheslav Ratynskyi, Hanna Kopylova, Hryhorii Vepryk, Dmytro Hreshko, Yevhen Zavhorodnii, Yevhen Malolietka, Mykhailo Palinchak, Mstyslav Chernov, Nazar Parkhomyk, Nazar Furyk, Oleh Petrasyuk, Oleksandr Popenko, Oleksii Filippov, Olena Pakhomova, Olena Titarenko, Pavlo Petrov, Pavlo Podufalov, Polina Polikarpova, Roman Ketkov, Ruslan Syngaevsky, Sasha Maslov, Serhiy Denysenko, Serhiy Kovalev, Serhiy Korovainy, Serhiy Melnychenko, Serhiy Mykhalchuk, Serhiy Morgunov, Serhiy Ristenko, Serhiy Sivyakov, Yurko Dyachyshyn.

Recording the historical period of the past winter allows us to understand how Ukrainians survived the most difficult winter of the time of independent Ukraine, and at the same time continued to fight and impress the whole world with their indomitable spirit during the great war.


The book was presented at the exhibition of works included in the book "Brave to Carry the Light". The exhibition will be open from October 14-22 in the atrium of the National Taras Shevchenko Museum.


In November 2023, the exhibition will also be presented in Kharkiv and Lviv.

Through the documentation of the war, we see that even in extremely difficult conditions, Ukrainians find a way to learn, create, and work. To continue the struggle.

During the presentation of the book in Kyiv, the power went out (not according to the script), but, as often happens in Ukrainian life, it was soon restored.


Photos of the exhibition: Dan Balashov, Dan Dobrov, Serhiy Ristenko, Olga Duzhayeva, Victoria Yakymenko.


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