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WEYUAPP: Europe Through Ukrainian Eyes

WEYUAPP is an art project created by Italian photographer Lisa Borgiani in partnership with the Ukrainian Association of Professional Photographers (UAPP). It is a continuation of the series “What Does Europe Mean to You?” (WEY), which explores the sense of European identity through personal stories and visual images of people from European countries.

Four Ukrainian photographers: Katya Moskalyuk (Lviv), Olga Kovalova (Kharkiv), Mykhaylo Palinchak (Kyiv), and Tim Melnikov (Odesa) created a series of photographs where each portrait reveals one feeling, one name, and one location related to Europe.

The photographs depict people the photographers met in four cities and asked them one simple question: “What does Europe mean to you?”. The project aims to reflect the diversity of views on European identity, showcase the cultural and linguistic richness of Europe, and stimulate reflection on the concept of "Europeanness".

WEYUAPP becomes an important contribution to the discussion on European identity in the context of contemporary political and social changes, giving a voice to Ukrainians and offering them a chance to share their thoughts and feelings about Europe.

What is Europe to you? Help, future, example!

Andriy, 25 years old, call sign “Spoke”, driver of the armored vehicle.

Donetsk region, Ukraine, February 14, 2024

Photo by Mykhaylo Palinchak

What is Europe to you? Europe is a certain type of thinking

Evgeniy and Alexandra, 37 and 28 years old, military officers.

Ukraine, Odessa, "Langeron" beach

February 23, 2024

Photo by Tim Melnikov

What is Europe to you? Europe is the challenging path of our country towards the goal.

Yakiv Liashenko, owner of a sewing production, volunteer, photographer.

Photo by Olga Kovalova

What is Europe to you? Europe is cultural diversity.

Yurii, Lecturer at the Department of Tourism.

Photo by Katya Moskalyuk

The project will be exhibited in Ukraine and other European countries. It also has a website and social media pages where you can learn more about it and its participants.

WEYUAPP is a true artistic journey that reveals European identity through personal stories and emotions captured in photographs.

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