Statue of evidence showing the revolution did happen
And those who are prepared for another revolution guarding it
Size of Euromaidan barricades overwhelms locals passing through.
Messages of protest continue to tower over entrance to Kiev’s independence square a month after violent clashes
Outside the intensity of independence square, life goes on as commuters make their shopping trip
Synopsis: The well-documented Ukrainian revolution of February 2014 captured a series of violent events in the capital of Kiev, that culminated with the ousting of the then-President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. Unlike the newsmakers whose coverage focused on violent scenes in Independence Square and the immediate aftermath of events that killed 88 on 18th February, I visited Kiev a month after at a time where many shifted to Crimea to document the beginnings of the next chapter of the crisis. These shots in Kiev were taken when the vote on Russian sovereignty was taking place in Crimea, documenting the Euromaidans during off-peak hours when they were not taking part in rallies. Their sense of calm after the storm prompted togetherness and peace, despite knowing that the outcome of the referendum would inevitably be pro-Russian. Moving away from my instincts as a filmmaker, I switched to the medium of photography on this occasion to stop and observe the human side of these protesters that may have been missed before.
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