by Andy Rocchelli
Families living in eastern Ukraine shelter themselves in underground bunkers where they stake both children and provisions to survive the fights between governmental forces and pro-Russian military groups. The composite nature of such familiar nuclei can be inferred from the interview released by the photographed subjects: orphans are being adopted once their parents fall in the numerous daily blasts and shootings so that families can easily reach huge dimensions. One parent refers to the adopted children as “frozen” souls, whose confidence in mankind has been deluded by the war above ground. The perspective of the narration is hence that of the victims of the conflict, who are subjected to its daily and unintelligible violence.