Yevgenia Belorusets

Yevgenia Belorusets is a photographer and writer. She is the co-founder of “Prostory”, a journal for literature, art and politics, and a member of the interdisciplinary curatorial group “Hudrada”. Her works move at the intersection of art, literature, journalism and social activism, between document and fiction. 

Her artistic method was established in her long-term projects such as “Gogol Street 32”, which portrayed the residents of a communal apartment building during their daily activities in a slowly decaying living environment. Оr in the project “Victories of the Defeated”, which included series of documentary photographs, texts and interviews and was dedicated to the coal miner communities, which continued to exist in Eastern Ukraine on the very edge of military conflict. To accomplish this work Yevgenia Belorusets visited between 2014 and 2017 cities near and in the war zon of Donbass Region in Ukraine. 

In 2018 / 2019 she has published a book of stories called Lucky Breaks (Щасливі падіння) about women living in the shadow of the now-frozen, now-thawing conflict in the Donbass region, caused by Russian military intervention after the Kyiv Maidan of 2014. The publisher IST-Publishing issued the book in Ukraine in 2018, and the publishing housе Matthes & Seitz issued it in Germany in 2019. The book was awarded The International Literature Award Haus der Kulturen der Welt in 2020.