Odesa at PhEST photographic festival

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Yelena Yemchuk – Odesa at PhEST photographic festival

A PhEST for the eyes

Yelena’s work will make up part of the PhEST See Beyond The Sea photography festival in Monopoli in the Metropolitan City of Bari in Italy. The festival is already underway and runs until 1 November. Its core theme is the places that overlook the Mediterranean and other territories surrounding them. This includes Ukraine, and Yelena’s Odesa project will be a key part of the festival. This was a project that started with Yelena photographing young men and women at the Odesa Military Academy in 2015, in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, before she subsequently decided to widen the context.