Throughout 2016, British photographer Mark Neville spent time with Ukrainians who had left their homes as a consequence of the war in the Donbass region, and it quickly became clear to him that such displacement hits the children and the most vulnerable the hardest. Many of the children have been taken in by a variety of organizations, from small adhoc orphanages, looking after groups of children together as a foster family; to charities such as Father’s House; specialist schools for blind, deaf or disabled children and psychological rehabilitation camps. According to UNICEF, 580,000 children who live in the occupied territories or close to the frontline have been affected by the conflict with at least one third of them needing psychological assistance. This series entitled Displaced Ukrainians is shown at Quad Gallery on the occasion of the Format festival in Derby, England, and pays them tribute.
Mark Neville, Displaced Ukrainians
30th March – 24th June 2018
FORMAT International Photography Festival
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter