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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Alone On The Front

This photo portrays Maria, one of the many elderly civilians remaining trapped in the Ukrainian conflict war zone. Eastern Ukraine's already struggling social care system has been further damaged by the conflict. Whatsmore, despite her disability and living conditions, Maria does not meet the guidelines of international NGOs working in the ara. Like countless others, she is forced to rely on the kindness of her neighbors and community members to get by.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Samuel Eder