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Wiktoria Wojciechowska

SPARKS

2 July - 23 September

10H00 - 19H30

8 euros

Ticketing

Galerie Confluence, Nantes, France

Sparks
is a multidimensional portrait of a forgotten but still raging contemporary European conflict: the war in Ukraine. Ukrainians are fighting each other, with government forces on one side and pro-Russian separatists on the other. Wiktoria Wojciechowska went in search of combatants and victims to recount its impact on the lives of ordinary people. The title, Sparks, refers to incandescent shrapnel that mercilessly pierces the walls of houses. Civilians living near the front call it Іскри or iskry, in Ukrainian. Looking up at a hail of burning fragments, they know it is already too late to seek shelter. The “sparks” signal death and fear. Combining photographs, collage, film and symbolic images of armed conflict with pictures and words collected from combatants, Sparks offers several perceptions of war.

WINNER OF THE PUBLIC'S CHOICE AWARD 2018 
WINNER OF THE PRIX DE LA PHOTO MADAME FIGARO ARLES 2018

Prints by Printshop 1923, Warsaw and Picto, Paris.
Framing by Circad, Paris.