Edition of 1000
290 x 420 mm
Made over a period of six years, Borderland: Stories from Donbas offers a rare glimpse of everyday life in the Donbas region. Situated at the far eastern edge of Ukraine, close to the border of Russia, this region is the site of the only active war zone in Europe. The exhibition is the premiere and first major solo show of award-winning photographer Christopher Nunn.
Nunn ended up in this war zone unexpectedly. In 2013 he travelled to Kalush, Ukraine, in an attempt to learn more about his grandmother who had arrived in the North of England as a displaced person just after World War II. A year later, Nunn was still in Ukraine when the Euromaidan protests started in Kyiv. In the subsequent five years, he has been present during the revolution, the early political chaos and ongoing war.
About the Artist
Christopher Nunn is a photographer based in the north of England, who works on personal projects and commissions throughout the UK and internationally. His work has been shown at Saatchi Gallery, London; Klaipeda Exhibition Hall, Lithuania; Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Germany; Vyner Street Gallery, London; and Tokyo Institute of Photography, Japan. He was nominated for the Prix Pictet award (2015), selected as one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers (2016), and the winner of a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward (2017).
Most recently he was the recipient of the second Bob & Diane Fund grant for his work on Alzheimer’s, and shortlisted for the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award 2019. His work has been published internationally including i-D, De Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun Globe, The Financial Times Weekend Magazine, Le Monde, Morgenbladet, The New Yorker, The Sunday Times and The Wall Street Journal.
About the Publisher
ESSARTER Éditions is an association specialised in photo-documentary books. Its creation was born from the meeting between Mathilde Vaveau, photographer, and Lou Reichling, graphic-designer. Paul de Lanzac, photographer, joined them a few months later. Based on their common interests – books, documentary photography and literature – and their complementary skills, their main objective is to create books where texts and images meet and sometimes confront each other.