On April 10 (Monday), an exhibition of photographs by Ukrainian reporters who worked in Crimea after the occupation began, covering human rights violations and filming the lives of families of political prisoners, will be opened in the Victoria Gardens shopping center (226-A Kulparkivska St., 1st floor). Lviv is one of the six regional centers of Ukraine where the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” will be shown.
At 11:00, a press conference will begin, during which speakers will talk about the idea of creating the exhibition, the persecution of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian activists, and the current situation in the occupied Crimea. After the press conference, journalists will be invited to see the exhibition.
Speakers of the event:
- Tetyana Pechonchyk, Head of the Board of the ZMINA Human Rights Center;
- Alyona Savchuk, one of the authors of the photos, reporter;
- Volodymyr Chekryhin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Crimean Human Rights Group;
- Petro Vyhivskyi, father of political prisoner Valentyn Vyhivskyi, member of the Board of the Association of Relatives of Political Prisoners of the Kremlin;
- Maria Tomak, Head of the Support Service of the Crimean Platform of the Mission.
For ten days, Lviv residents and guests will be able to see the works of Ukrainian reporters Alina Smutko, Taras Ibragimov and Alyona Savchuk, who documented the lives of Crimean Tatars and Ukrainian activists on the peninsula from 2014 to 2019.
Last October, the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” was presented at the First Parliamentary Summit of the Crimean Platform (Zagreb, Croatia), and in December – during the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Mission.
In addition to Lviv, the photo exhibition “Stories from the Occupied Crimea” was shown in Khmelnytskyi, Kropyvnytskyi, Chernivtsi, Dnipro and Lutsk, and after Lviv, it will be opened in Prague (Czech Republic).