Alexander Chekmenev, from the Donbas series, Donetsk, Ukraine, 1994–2011

The project Donbas is a visual narrative about the daily life and hardships of the miners who struggle to make their living by working in legal and illegal coal mines in the South-Eastern region of Ukraine. The project follows the historical development in Donbas from 1994, when the region was economically and socially devastated after the collapse of the Soviet Union, up till today, when the region is occupied by Russian troops and separatists. The death caused by war became a daily routine, and coal remained the basic source of income.

This artwork is located at 92 Degrees Southport, 365 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1NH. Venue opening times: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm; Saturday – Sunday 9am – 5pm.

1 Comment
  • Carl Culling
    Posted at 10:24h, 28 April

    “The dimming of the light makes the picture clearer
    It’s just an old photograph, there’s nothing to hide
    When the world was just beginning
    I memorized a face so it’s not forgotten
    I hear the wind whistling, come back anytime
    And we’ll mix our lives together”

    Home lyrics by Brian Eno & David Byrne