I moved to Germany in March 2022 after Russia started a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. So did a lot of other Ukrainians. Despite being safe, a lot of them still did not feel comfortable. The realization that there are still so many people leaving under missile attacks while you are safe in Europe is common for all Ukrainians who went abroad after the war started. My mom also mentioned once that the world seemed to be black and white as if she was unable to see bright colors anymore. I was taking pictures of Ukrainian refugees who moved to Altenburg, Germany. By cutting the pictures and mixing the parts of the photos I am trying to recreate the world of people who feel to be divided into pieces. They are physically in Europe but their thoughts are in their homeland. I also added embroidery which is an important cultural phenomenon in Ukraine. 

Copyright 2023
©️All rights reserved - Maryna Shtanko