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.
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.
Donetsk, May 2014
To view more of Chris’ work, please visit his website.
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