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Bogdan ShirokovLiberté, 2021
Print size: 32 x 22 cm including white border
“I took this photo in the summer of 2021 while working on my personal project, Hermites. It felt appropriate at the time. Whilst freedom is cherished by so many of us, it’s unfortunately sorely lacking in Russia, where I, until recently, was based. Media and culture are heavily restricted, and LGBTQT+ communities are criminalised by the infamous ‘gay propaganda’ law, There’s no freedom to express opinions about the political regime, nor even to express oneself. This is probably why Egor (depicted in the image) put the word on his chest.
With Ukrainian people now fighting for both their lives and their freedom, I’m more than sure that they will win. Freedom and truth always do.”