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This Land of Ours That Is Not Ours
Marco Kesseler

This Land of Ours That Is Not Ours Marco Kesseler

This Land of Ours That Is Not Ours Marco KesselerThis Land of Ours That Is Not Ours
Marco Kesseler


Softcover (Newsprint)
Edition of 20
14 pages
380 x 290 mm
ISBN Not Available


Following the violent clashes between the Euromaidan protest movement and Yanukovych’s government forces, Kiev stood waiting, gathering the thoughts of the thousands, and rebuilding barricades. Beyond the frontline conflicts that dominated the news, the self-sustained framework of the Maidan brought a shifting community together as each day more people arrived in the city. These quieter moment, observed in the calm before the storm, reflect the growing uncertainty of a nation in flux as days and months pass.

The Maidan remains central to the revolution, while the epicentre of the conflict continues to shift, moving south and east, with Russia’s growing involvement fracturing the outline of Ukraine’s land once again. With this in mind, the words of Ukraine’s celebrated poet Taras Jhevchenko, continue to resonate – “this land of ours that is not ours.”

This newsprint was created as a part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2014 main exhibition Truth, Facts, Fiction, Lies.
(source: blurb)

About the Artist
Marco Kesseler is a carbon negative photographer based in the UK, with a keen focus on portraits, food and stories that explore our connection to the environment and shape the land around us.

About the Organisation
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation to stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.

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