A Book of Photos of Russian and Ukrainian Journalists Taken in Donbass Released

Poo-tee-weet? photobook was created by Osnovy Publishing together with Viktor Marushchenko Photography School.

On November 26, 2015 a photo book called ‘Poo-tee-weet?’ will be presented in the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre. The authors, Viktor Marushchenko and Olha Kostyrko, say it is the attempt to see the Donbass events from both sides: through photographs of Ukrainian and Russian photojournalists

“Wars happen when people fail to reach an agreement, but the agreement can be always reached. The goal of this book is to show how absurd and awful this war is, that it has neither the end, nor the winner”, — Viktor Marushchenko explained.

(The title of the book is a reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade. ‘Poo-tee-weet?’, — the bird asks people in the post-war silence.)

There are works of 18 professional photographers, among them Max Avdeev, Evgeniy Maloletka, Sergey Polezhaka, Maria Turchenkova, Evgeny Feldman and Alexey Furman, as well as the photographs from the contact line, which one of the ATO participants took with his phone. The commentary was written by a journalist Ekaterina Sergatskova and art critic Viktoriya Myronenko.

The book is available for pre-order at the website of the publishing house, and costs 120 UAH.

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