Testament '22

  • Photographer
    Byron Smith, Greece
  • Prize
    2nd Place in Photojournalism / Gold Winner in Photojournalism/Conflict

"Testament '22" is a personal study of war's human cost. Using medium format analog photography, the project aims to create a sense of history and timelessness while documenting the stories of those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and show how they're rebuilding their lives. The project intends to contribute to the body of work from colleagues documenting ongoing crimes in the region. The title references Taras Shevchenko's poem "Testament" to pay a tribute to the victims and the courage of the survivors.