These images were taken during February and March 2015, a year after the violent, revolutionary protests of the Maidan Square, in central Kiev, Ukraine. The shrines, dotted along the avenue that leads up to the Ukrainian parliament building are reminders of the lives that were lost during the early convulsions of the Ukrainian revolution.


As a photographer returning to locations months and years after bloody and often violent events have taken place are often fraught with the weight of responsibility. How can it be possible to represent those historical events when all but the slimmest trace of of that specific violent history remains? These shrines, dotted along a snow covered avenue were not only a physical monument to those events but also a reminder in the enduring power of the simple family album image. A further indication of the people and their backgrounds that propelled the events of Maidan in the winter of 2014.