Pravda (Правда – “Truth”)
This is my home. The home where I was born and grew up. The home that I loved. The home I can never return to. No roof, no floor, no walls are left. Only memories and emotions, pain, despair, nostalgia and loss.
Till now, the newspapers have been hidden under the wallpapers of mine and millions of other homes. That meant to cover the imperfections of the Stalin’s, Brezhnev`s and Khrushev’s building`s walls (typical apartment buildings built in the USSR. Apartment plan that every Ukrainian knows, lives or lived.) Now, when walls are ruined, at last, the Truth has been revealed.
Newspapers, tears, potato starch
Project: Daria Khozhai
Photography: Jouke Bos
Year: February 2022
Special thanks to Daniyal Sherafat, Ronald Rietveld, David Habets and Erick de Lyon for all the support.