I traveled to Ukraine in hopes of gaining a better perspective on what was going on. Traveling throughout the country I met with people to hear their stories and listen to their different points of view.
Ukraine offers incredible contrasts. Reality and truth contrasted by propaganda and prejudice. Corruption contrasted by new leaders and government. Violence contrasted against beauty. In the midst of all this are people, once united by blood and a love for their country, now torn apart by politics and a struggle for power. The following images are portraits of people I met and experiences I witnessed.