Edward Kaprov


Personal War

When people used to live in a primitive society, wars were waged for provisions and fertile lands. With the development of humanity appetites increased and different political senses were made up to justify violence. After the appearance of the first photographic evidence humanity could not any longer ignore the atrocities being committed. But wars haven’t ended whatsoever. Those who committed yesterday, today condemn others to justify their violence tomorrow.

The country I was born in disappeared from the world maps more than 30 years ago. My motherland shattered into fragments of various sizes like a huge broken mirror. All values and symbols collapsed with it except for the WWII (Great Patriotic War), which remained the last “sacred cow”. So, for me it became a personal war.

I decided to shoot the latest war using the first photographic technique. I wanted to close a certain logical circle. After all, the first war documented with photos was the Crimean War in the middle of the 19th century.

With the beginning of this war, I bought a Ford Transit in Germany, turned it into a mobile laboratory, and went alone through several borders, to the front line.

I’ve chosen to sacrifice a “decisive moment” for capturing time on fragile glasses. The face of the latest war.

Edward Kaprov

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