USSR, a regime that lasted for more than 70 years had a strong impact on Ukraine. Men were encouraged to enter the army to fight against imperialism, and a lot of money was spent on military needs. Today the daughters of these military officers, born just after the fall of USSR, follow the steps of their fathers and serve in the military. They are young and naive, but each of them has its own reason to wear the uniform of the Ukrainian army.
Alexey Furman is a Ukrainian photojournalist based in Kiev. Having photographed news for wire agencies for more than 4 years, Alexey has recently switched his focus to in-depth reporting on various social issues all over Ukraine. He graduated from the journalism faculty of the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University in May 2012. His clients include National Geographic Magazine Ukraine, EPA, The Washington Post. He took part in Pieter ten Hoopenâ€™s, Jan Grarupâ€™s and Foundry Photojournalism workshops in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Awards and exhibitions 2014 - group exhibition "Ukraine: The Post-Maidan Times" in Hamburg, Germany; 2014 - group exhibition "Ukraine in crisis" in Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff, Wales; 2014 - third prize in the "Reportage" category at the Ukrainian "Photographer of the Year" contest; 2013 - Award of Excellence in the "General News" category at the College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) student photo competition; 2013 - picture from the Chernobyl villages story selected for the International Photography Awards Best of Show exhibition in New York City. 2013 - honorable mention on PX3 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) international photography competition for a story about Chernobyl villages. 2013 - third prize in the "Reportage" category at the Ukrainian "Photographer of the Year" contest;