photography          creative direction           about

© Jake Eshelman



At Home in Heisykha 

Як в дома, в селі Гейсиха


In the wake of the 2013 Euromaidan revolution and subsequent invasion of Crimea by Russian forces, Ukraine’s presence in global discourse has been highly politicized. Though important, these discussions often prioritize diplomatic implications to the exclusion of a more intimate dialogue concerning Ukraine’s culture and its people.

To add depth to the discussions surrounding Ukraine, this ongoing project focuses beyond state affairs to document the daily life of a family in a remote and rural village in the heart of Ukraine. Though every family is affected by the country’s political uncertainty, this growing body of work explores intimate expressions of domesticity and tradition to offer an apolitical look into a highly politicized place.