Christopher Nunn

Christopher Nunn is a Yorkshire based photographer who divides his time between England and Ukraine. Whether he is depicting a person’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, or a changing and turbulent Ukraine, his photographs beautifully communicate a personal take on these diverse subjects. Whilst not defining himself as a documentary photographer, his work outwardly appears to fulfill this category. However, the work doesn’t convey a distance, nor does it merely document; visible is an intimacy between photographer and subject. Chris’ photographs have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, and recent press includes It’s Nice That, Business Insider, CNN Photos and Esquire Russia.

Cushion stall, Donetsk, January 2014

Cushion stall, Donetsk, January 2014

Burning Security Service of Ukraine vehicle, Kalush, February 2014

Burning Security Service of Ukraine vehicle, Kalush, February 2014

A Row of Bones

Work in progress – full series coming soon

In February 2013 I travelled to western Ukraine following a distant thread of family history. I arrived in the sleeper town of Kalush, the birthplace of my grandmother, who at the time was nearing the end of her life as the result of Alzheimer’s disease.

With my grandmother’s early life as a displaced person in mind I explored the city and surrounding areas. Working alone and without being able to speak the language I slowly formed relationships and connections with residents, which became the starting point for a series of trips over the course of 18 months, encompassing regions across east and west Ukraine.

A Row of Bones became a naturally evolving piece of work and a portrait of Ukraine during rising political tensions, the peak of revolution and the descent into war.

Oleg, Maidan defence group, Kalush, February 2014

Oleg, Maidan defence group, Kalush, February 2014

Donetsk, May 2014

Donetsk, May 2014

Donetsk, May 2014

Donetsk, May 2014

Kalush, February 2014

Kalush, February 2014

Kalush, February 2014

Kalush, February 2014

Medicine and religious items, Kalush, February 2014

Medicine and religious items, Kalush, February 2014

Pushkina Street, Kalush, February 2014

Pushkina Street, Kalush, February 2014

Ruslan, February 2014

Ruslan, February 2014

Bus station, Lviv, February 2013

Bus station, Lviv, February 2013

Donetsk, May 2014

Donetsk, May 2014

Valik, February 2013

Valik, February 2013


To view more of Chris’ work, please visit his website

Chris is also a featured artist in our newest issue From Here On. Pre-order your copy now!  



Issue No.13 – Call For Entry!


Paloma Shutes
Photo Editor
The California Sunday Magazine and Pop-Up Magazine
San Francisco, California


Aint–Bad No. 13 Call For Entry is officially open! We are teaming up with a new group of guest curators and editors from all over to collaborate on a publication that seeks the best contemporary photography being made today! Learn more about each of these talented curators and submit today!

Paloma Shutes is Photography Editor of The California Sunday Magazine. Previously, she worked in the photo departments at Wired and GQ, where she commissioned photography recognized by the Society of Publication Designers and American Photography.

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