This month the Center for Media at Risk hosted a two-day Forum on Media Futures in Ukraine.
The forum commenced with the opening of a new exhibit featured at Annenberg entitled Bearing Witness, Photographs form Ukraine.
“Bearing Witness: Photographs from Ukraine” is a collection of moments in time — tragic and heroic, devastating and hopeful – that demonstrate the power and durability of the wartime photograph and offer an opportunity to witness the war in Ukraine through the lens of those who were there. The photos in this exhibit were taken in Ukraine between 2014-2023 by Fulbright Program alumni Jenn (J.T.) Blatty, Alexey Furman, Brendan Hoffman, Serhii Korovayny, Oksana Parafeniuk, Joseph Sywenkyj and Emine Ziyatdinova. The selected images map the trajectory of the conflict, from mounting tensions following the Euromaidan protests to developments in the wake of Russia’s current invasion of Ukraine. Interspersed throughout are images of devastation and resilience that are set against the sprawling post-industrial landscapes of Ukraine’s occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
This exhibit is showcased in the Forum at the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) and is open to the public every day. Monday to Friday – 8:00AM to 11:00PM and Saturday to Sunday – 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Day two showcased documentary filmmaking, journalism scholarship, and fact-checking futures in Ukraine with Media at Risk’s three visiting scholars.
Checkout photos from the opening night below!