Karina, 13 years old. She helps out in the summer at the Cultural Centre in Bucha. She lost her Grandfather and brother during the occupation of Bucha. "We left Bucha on 13 March. I don't remember when we returned, but this year. The mood on our return is not good. Not because of the air raids. I cannot come to terms with the fact that I don't have my brother and grandfather now" - Karina 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.