Leave No Doubt: A photography exhibition by Krisztián Elek & Artist Talk
This exhibition contains works that some visitors may find upsetting
This photography exhibition documents the war in Ukraine; the plight of the people fleeing and the human face of survival.
Tuesday 15th to Friday 25th November 2022, 10am to 4pm Private View: Saturday 19th November 2022, 6pm to 9pm
Artist talk: Friday 25th November, 12.30pm
As the war ceases to occupy front-page international news, Leave No Doubt tells its story through the eyes of an independent photographer travelling across the war-torn territory. Elek, a Hungarian and Margate-based photographer, spent 75 days in Ukraine documenting the immediate impact of the war from the first day of the Russian invasion.
Six months on, he returned to the country for three weeks to focus on how the locals deal with the ongoing war. He has travelled to Lviv, Odesa, Mykolajiv, Kyev, Bucha, Hostomel, Irpin, Borodianka, Andriivka, Hkarkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Chernoby, Donbas, working with journalists, fixers and volunteers.
The exhibition is curated from thousands of photographs. These highlight the survival strategies of the fighters, the fleeing and those facilitating help; the humanist endeavour set against a backdrop of distraction of the country and environment.
Read more about the exhibition in The Isle of Thanet News
The Margate School supports the project, offering its space to host this exhibition projecting a
series of powerful, and at times, disturbing images.