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Honorable Mention BIFA 2020 Editorial / Environmental

Escaping The Clouds

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Editorial / Environmental
  • Photographer
    Sergey Korovayny

Two giant steel plants were built in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol a long time ago - in 1892 and 1930 respectfully. Since that time up until today, people there are trapped and suffer from consequences. Nowadays, factories are still polluting the air, seawater, and the soil around. Such a situation causes multiple health issues. Plants keep influencing the lives of around half a million people living in Mariupol. This project investigates the relation between Mariupol people and steel plants and tells the stories of those whose lives are influenced by the heavy industrial presence.