IIra and her daughter at the Yablunskaya Street playground. "To feel happy, I need the war to end. My husband and I lost our house. We will only be happy if the house is rebuilt. I also want to have a job to rebuild our country. So that we have health. And for the children to be happy. Because if my children are not happy, I probably won't be either." - Ira said.

Bucha is going back to live.

In less than a month, in March 2022, Land Forces of the Russian Federation committed a war crime in Bucha during a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. It is estimated that more than 400 unarmed Ukrainian civilians. Bucha is coming back to life, is a story about returning to life, however, still marked by the trauma of war.

Marcin Kruk

free photographer
Born in '82 in Ustrzyki Dolne (Poland), currently lives in Kyiv (Ukraine). Member of Archive of Public Protests (A-P-P). Independent documentary photographer focused on long-term documentaries about the war in Ukraine and impact to the society.