Sergiy Lebedynskyy & Vlad Krasnoshchok (Ukraine)

The project Euromaidan features protests on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti square in Kyiv (Ukraine) in January 2014.

“Since the beginning of Euromaidan our life has flipped over. Starting from November we have been living by devouring all the information about what was happening in the country. Historical importance of the events that were taking place was felt sharply. We came to Kiev at the end of January in the period of active confrontation on Grushevskogo Street. Molotov cocktails and gas came into play and people were beaten. We didn't have time to think, we instinctively focused on documenting the situation. The photos came out to be epic and fully in tune with the revolutionary spirit of the events.” S. Lebedynskyy

Sergiy Lebedynskyy (1982) and Vlad Krasnoshchok (1980) are founding members of photographic group Shilo, which continues traditions of Kharkiv School of Photography known by its bold and critical view on the social processes in ex-USSR. “Shilo” means awl, as group’s intention to pierce the old played out and constrained ukrainian photographic environment.

Sergiy’s and Vlad’s work was shown internationally at festivals FotoFest, Noorderlicht, Riga Photomonth. Their book Euromaidan, published by Riot Books in 2014 was shortlisted by Kassel Fotobook-festival “Book of the year” and “First Photobook” Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Award. In 2015 Shilo Group is nominated for Discovery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles.

Their works are included to the permanent collections of Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts , The Joaquim Paiva Collection/Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Photo Art Moscow.