21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
A clear tape is adhesed to a window in Kyiv to protect it from artillery shockwave

A window of an apartment building is taped with clear tape, which is adhered to the window to protect it from artillery shockwaves. This was one of the early instructions by officials in the first weeks of war, to prevent windows to burst, harming people. On the 24th of February 2022, Ukraine was attacked by Russia and has since been in a cruel war, which is greatly effecting civil society. Bombings of civil infrastructure across the entire country has caused people to live under daily air alarms, bombings from missiles, rockets and drones, that have caused great parts of normal life to be adapted to the reality of war.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Kyiv, Ukraine
Camera: LEICA Q2
Copyright: © Maren Krings