Alena Grom Алена Гром

I work at the intersection of conceptual photography and social reporting.
Mastering the visual language of conceptual photography, I could not help addressing matters that concern me directly: shoots not the war in Donbas, but the way society interacts with war and what is left behind it.
The themes of work were life in the front-line territories, military everyday life, the life and lifestyle of immigrants and refugees. By creating a series about the war, I tell the world about the problems of my native region, eastern Ukraine, where hostilities have taken place since 2014. The focus is on ordinary people who find themselves in difficult social and political conditions. My photos are an attempt to look at war differently, stripping it off the pathetic patina of a defense mission or heroic struggle.