Davai Donbass

ClientAlfredo Bosco
PhotographerAlfredo Bosco
PrizeSilver in Press / War
Entry Description

The project was done in two phases. The first in the Autumn of 2014, when separatist forces took control of Donetsk's airport. And the second in the Winter of 2015, following the current ceasefire subsequent to the occupation of Debaltsavo, an important strategic point for the territory. The aim of the reportage is to illustrate the situation as it appears in the occupied territory beyond the last Ukrainian controlled checkpoint: volunteer separatists actively defend a devastated wasted land in which a fragile ceasefire is not upheld. A year after the beginning of this conflict, first considered as a crisis and later as an uprising, it now appears as the first European Civil War of the the century.

About Photographer

Alfredo Bosco was born in 1987 in San Miniato Alto (Pisa). He has been living in Milan since 2007 where he studies Philosophy at the Università Statale di Milano. He graduated from the John Kaverdash school of photography and he has been working as free lance for commercial and photographic agencies, working on reportages from the Middle East and Central Asia.