21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
A hand with a knife points towards photos on a wall from the war on Ukraine

A soldier of the civil forces of Ukraine shows images of the beginning of the war, when he and his friends were not officially integrated into the Ukrainian Armed Forces, but still stood up to defend their city. Irpin and Butcha, suburbs of Kyiv, became the center stage to some of the most atrocious war crimes against humanity, when the Russian aggressors tried to seize the countries capital in the beginning of the war.

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