Entry Title: "Veterans project"
Name: Sasha Maslov , United States
Category and Expertise: Deeper Perspective, Professional
Entry Description: Veterans project is a series og portraits I have been working from 2009 to 2013. I am submitting a full description below.
Story: Veterans is a series of portraits of people who took part in Second World War - the one event in human history that could not - and still cannot- be compared with any other event on the scale of catastrophe, human tragedy, and the degree of impact on the future of our civilization. Every single person who took part in the war, whether they were a soldier or a general, prisoner or a guard, medical worker or an engineer, took part in shaping the image of the world as it is seen and perceived today.
This project aims to look behind the emotional drape of each individual photographed. After nearly 70 years after the war that took millions of live ended, the photographer is trying to analyze and compare the lives of those who survived and are still living. For this project, the photographer travelled to multiple countries that were affected by the war the most, interviewed and took portraits of those who took part in it, with a goal to assemble a mosaic of people who at one moment were all engaged in this incredible tragedy, and in the other were living their separate lives in different corners of our planet.