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Gold 2022 Editorial / Conflict

War-Scarred Ukraine

  • Photographer
    Daniel Shou Yi Ceng
  • Agency / Studio
    Zuma Press
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Conflict

Russia’s invasion unfolded in late February has caused catastrophic impacts on Ukraine. From mass graves in Bucha, destroyed buildings in Kyiv, to soldiers fighting in Kharkiv’s frontline, farmer’s storage came under attack and evacuation of the most vulnerable from Donetsk. These photos taken from March throughout July demonstrate the terror, consequences and pain of the war, and how Ukrainians withstand the invasion with unity, wisdom, bravery, persistence and altruism.

Daniel Shou Yi Ceng, 22, is a photojournalist with a focus on conflicts, war and politics. He is currently based in Taipei, Taiwan for several international news agencies, including ZUMA Press. Most recently, he took the initiative to enter Ukraine in early March 2022, photographing the consequences of the Russian invasion on the front lines in Donbas and other areas while bringing forth different perspectives of understanding the war. His works had been published in many international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Times, CNN, and so on.