The clouds of revolution above Kiev
The Ukrainian struggle for freedom and justice was named after the Persian world "Maidan " (meaning square). It refers to the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square in central Kiev).
"Maidan" has grown into something far bigger than just an angry response to the fallen-through EU deal. It is about ousting corrupt government, guiding Ukraine away from its 200-year-long, deeply intertwined and painful relationship with Russia, standing up for basic human rights to protest, speak and think freely and to act peacefully without the threat of punishment.
With the fires of the Maidan protests fading in Kiev, the geopolitical wind blowing from the North East sparked a revolutionary fire in the Ukrainian region of Donbas.
Arturas Morozovas (Lithuania, 1984) is a Lithuanian press photographer, who coverseventsboth in Lithuania and abroad. He started his press photographer’s career in the news agency Lava while still studying art criticism at Vytautas Magnus University.
Five years of work experience in covering various Lithuanian and foreign events acted as a stimulus to Morozovas to ecome deeper interested in social issues. In 2009, his photo story from the Russian – Georgian conflict was awarded a Golden Frame in the Lithuanian Press Photo Contest. His works have been published in major European publications including The Guardian, Newseek, Paris Match, Der Spiegel. Currently he works as a freelance photographerand focuses on events in the Caucasus and the Ukrainian crisis.