Odesa Photo Days Festival

With a Chance of Precipitation

This theme we chose early this year for our Odesa Photo Days Festival. People in Ukraine felt anxious already in January, but we hoped there would be no escalation of the war and we would be able to hold the festival in May 2022. However, Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February has changed our lives.

The video presents works by 12 Ukrainian artists created before and during the war. These are stories from hometowns that are now under daily fire or occupation; this is contemplation and love, a sense of home, anxiety and anticipation of change, pain and the consequences of war.

Uncertainty has become a permanent daily routine while planning is next to impossible. Today we don’t know what tomorrow will bring. We understand that any forecasts may be inaccurate or variable.

Andriy Lomakin, Polina Polikarpova, Igor Efimov, Yura Kolomiets, Oleksandr Navrotskyi, Stanislav Ostrous, Olia Koval, Vitaliy Galanzha, Sasha Kurmaz, Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, Mykhaylo Palinchak, Elena Subach.

Proposed by Kateryna Radchenko 

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture