Valery Melnikov: Dark Days
Dark Days is a documentary project of about the tragic consequences of armed conflict for civilians in the South-East of Ukraine-Donbass.
Valery Melnikov has been documenting the war in Donbass since it started, and during five years made over ten trips to the war zone, where he witnessed the full extent of the humanitarian disaster.
The project consists of three big parts – also three chapters in the book – that reveal different sides of this war, but each being a facet of the same tragedy.
Valery Melnikov won awards at World Press Photo in 2017, 2018 and 2021.