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“Unbreakable” - Photographic exhibition of life in war-torn Ukraine since February, 2022 (Updated)

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

Exhibition opens on Tuesday, 18th April at 18.00 hrs - at the 3 7 Gallery, Budapest 1114, Bartók Béla út 37 (4 mins from Móricz Zsigmond körtér)

Photo: Taken from the exhibition flyer, presumably this is a pile of empty shell cases and remains of missiles and other ordinance gathered and guarded by Ukrainian security forces. The image of the two guards helps to illustrate the size of the dump.


Kostiantyn Liberov and Vlada Liberova are Ukrainian photographers, who, since the first days of the full-scale Russian attack last year, have been travelling around their country documenting the “special operation” and its consequences.

According to the exhibition flyer, the couple filmed in settlements that are under daily shelling, and often went beyond the frontline and photographed on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces. (Presumably this means they went into contested “no mans land” territory between the warring front lines.)

Before the full-scale war, Konstantin and Vlada lived in Odessa and were famous wedding photographers, but after 24 February 2022 they felt it was their duty to show the world the truth about what was happening in Ukraine.


"Their photos are a visual embodiment of not only the pain, suffering and destruction, but also of the strength, courage and resilience of Ukrainian people,"

The exhibition will last until 5th May and is open 11.00 – 15.00 Tuesday to Friday, and 12.00 – 18.00 Saturday.


It's not entirely clear, but unfortunately it would appear that Kostiantyn and Vlada will not attend the exhition opening personally. (I will try to clarify this.)


This is the couple's website: https://libkos.com/about-us


UPDATE: The couple has also an instagram account with lots of photos and information on them https://www.instagram.com/libkos

Unfortunately they are not coming, they are mostly on the frontline documenting the events. As for the cover photo, yes, that is the "graveyard" of Russian shells in the city of Kharkiv, which Russia has fired at the city and its civilians since February 2022. Each shell is somebody's lost life or home.


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