War-Torn Ukraine is a powerful and poignant new photo book by photographer Pierre Toutain-Dorbec who once again has taken up his camera to bear witness to war.
His photographs will undoubtedly become part of the collective memory of the Russian invasion and its consequences for civilians. It shows the resilience and fortitude of those living amidst the chaos of warfare, and the haunting ruins left in its wake. This conflict may change Ukrainians in ways that are difficult to predict. They are, however, more than victims; they are survivors who give us a glimpse into human strength and humanity when faced with death and destruction—people seeking comfort in music, arts, and relationships with their family, neighbors and complete strangers. Toutain-Dorbec shows us that life in a war-torn country includes marriages, births, work, and all that daily survival routines offer. As such, his photos are a message of hope and an invitation to pause and reflect on each page. The photographer’s wife, Claudia, who travels with him, shares her insights in her text and further reveals the heart of the country.
With stunning and evocative black and white imagery, the photographer documents the devastating impact of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine on its people, infrastructure, and landscape. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the toll of conflict and the power of photography to bear witness to our world’s most pressing issues.
“In a photographic odyssey that has lasted over fifty years, Pierre-Toutain Dorbec has traveled the globe, camera in tow, capturing the ephemera and fragility of the passing world: from wars and tragedies, to chance encounters and the customs and rituals of regional culture, to a pictorial honoring of the human saga. Guided by his own inner compass, Toutain-Dorbec has traveled freely, without any preconceived notions–an unflagging sense of curiosity and adventure, wedded to his artistic vision, which has resulted in a rich and comprehensive aesthetic legacy. He has published nearly sixty books, and his photographs have appeared in many prominent international magazines.” John Biscello
A limited edition photo book of 1,000 signed copies by Pierre Toutain-Dorbec
With an essay by Claudia Toutain-Dorbec
Foreword: Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck, Directors of Education and Research, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Pages: 128, Format: 21 x 26 cm
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April 01, 2023 to May 01, 2023