/ Jan Jurczak / Photo story

Life Goes On

“Death, as with love, is where I draw the line on documentation. It is too deep within the realm of human privacy for me to photograph it”.

The photographs in Life Goes On were taken in Donetsk Oblast, Eastern Ukraine, in towns mere kilometres from the front lines. Jan Jurczak grew particularly attached to one resilient community of locals in Avdiivka, a suburb of the city of Donetsk, to which he paid frequent visits.

The media has little airtime left for the conflict in Ukraine. And it has even less for stories about life during wartime.

The war in Ukraine has been raging since 2014.

Jan Jurczak (1996) has studied physical therapy, philosophy and sociology in Krakow. He realizes long-term documentary projects in Poland and other countries (including Ukraine, Armenia, Spain).