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Danila Tkachenko – Gariwo : Inversion


Inversion is an artistic intervention based on a traveling photo exhibition of photographers documenting the consequences of Russian military aggression in Ukraine. The project was created by artist Danila Tkachenko with the support of the non-profit organization « Gariwo ».

For the project “Inversion” 12 photos were selected from 9 military photojournalists who agreed to participate in the project. The project started with a photo exhibition at the ‘Monte Stella Memorial Garden’ in Milan, inaugurated on May 6, 2023, with the support of the Gariwo organization.

After the exhibition, an aluminum frame of 2.80 by 3.76 meters was created on which 12 photographs were alternately displayed to be shown against the backdrop of landmarks in 7 different European cities. The project involved 12 Ukrainian refugees who escaped the war in European cities.

All funds raised from the Inversion project will be donated to Ukrainian army units.


Danila Tkachenko is an artist, photographer, and activist, who in 2022 committed a series of anti-war actions in different regions of Russia, for which the Russian government opened a criminal case against him and put him on the wanted list. He is currently based in Milan, Italy. He is the recipient of numerous awards such as: World Press Photo, European Publishers Award, Leica Oskar Barnack, Gabriele Basilico Prize, Foam Talent and others. He cooperates with such editions as Spiegel, CNN, Washington Post, Guardian, BBC, The National Geographic, Libération and others. More information on his personal website

Gariwo, is a nonprofit organization based in Milan that conducts its activities internationally. It was founded in Milan in 1999 by Gabriele Nissim, Pietro Kuciukian, Ulianova Radice and Anna Maria Samuelli, establishing itself in 2001 as the Forest Committee of the Righteous-Gariwo. In 2009 it was recognized as a nonprofit organization (ONLUS).In November 2008 Gariwo, together with the City of Milan and UCEI (Union of Italian Jewish Communities), established the Association for the Garden of the Righteous of Milan, to manage it from around the world. The aim of the association, chaired by Gabriele Nissim, is to increase and deepen knowledge and interest in the figures and stories of the Righteous, with public initiatives, the use of media, the website and social networks. Another main purpose is to create Gardens of the Righteous around the world. Its activities are supported by an international scientific committee. More information on the website


Danila Tkachenko “Motherland”
Until June 28, 2024
Galerie Liza Fetissova 
55 rue Claude Lorrain
75016 Paris

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