Weekend Passport: Documenting a Warzone in Eastern Ukraine

One of Brendan Hoffman’s photos featured in the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art’s exhibit.
One of Brendan Hoffman's photos featured in the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art's exhibit. Brendan Hoffman / Brendan Hoffman
One of Brendan Hoffman’s photos featured in the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art’s exhibit.
One of Brendan Hoffman's photos featured in the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art's exhibit. Brendan Hoffman / Brendan Hoffman

Weekend Passport: Documenting a Warzone in Eastern Ukraine

Every Friday, we’re joined by our Global Citizen, Nari Safavi, who’s here to show you how to travel the world without ever leaving Chicago. This week, we’ll hear about a photography exhibit at the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art documenting daily life in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine that, since 2014, have faced war between the Ukrainian military and rebel separatists. While the war has claimed over 13,000 lives and displaced over a million people, much of daily life Joining us is the photographer himself, Brendan Hoffman, who is based in Kiev and documented both the Maidan Square revolution and the subsequent war in the country’s eastern regions.