Anastasia Vlasova

Anastasia Vlasova

The project is about being a teenager in a war zone, facing both issues of adulthood, self-identification and the military affection.

War affects them every day, no matter if there is shelling in the area or a truce.

Those coming of age in Schastia and Popasna were 12 and 13 years’ old when the war began between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. It’s a painful subject, rarely discussed and never in much detail.

The Donbass industrial region was considered to be a hard industrial and depressing area which gave very limited opportunities to young people even before the war started there.