The exhibition will run till 31.12.2023.
The Photo-Club Esch presents a major exhibition on war and peace to encourage visitors to reflect on the atrocity of war and the ideal of peace.
The highly symbolic and emotionally charged photos, presented in several thematic sections, plunge you into the heart of what has turned the world, past and present, upside down.
It is an honour for the Photo-Club Esch to present alongside two photographers from the Photo-Club Esch, four renowned international photographers.
Lyam BOURROUILHOU, is a French freelance professional photographer. Lyam spent almost five months in the Ukraine, showing photos of a destroyed country. Lyam works for Sipa Press, one of the world’s most prestigious photo agencies.
Tyler HICKS, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The New York Times, has taken his camera to just about every major conflict of his Eme: Kosovo, Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. His photos provide brutal answers to the quesEon of what is currently happening in Ukraine.
Evgeniy MALOLETKA, Evgeniy Maloletka is a Ukrainian war photographer, journalist and filmmaker who has been covering the war in Ukraine since 2014. He has also covered the Euromaidan revolution, protests in Belarus, the war in Nagorno-Karabakh and the COVID-19 pandemic in Ukraine. He won the World Press Photo of the Year 2023 award for his poignant image of a wounded pregnant woman carried through the rubble of a maternity hospital in the Ukrainian town of Mariupol. He has been awarded, together with two other photographers, the Pulitzer Prize 2023 for courageous reporting in the besieged city of Mariupol, witness to the massacre of civilians during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Maryna ROZHKO is a Ukrainian artist-photographer from Kyiv who has taken refuge in Luxembourg. She presents impressive fine art photos of a world of happy, innocent children, contrasting with portraits of expressive women who sensitively reflect war trauma.
Marcel BRAUN, photographer and secretary of the Photo-Club Esch, shows photos made using a unique technique of intentional camera movements of memorials, particularly from the Second World War. These are symbolic images that recall the dark past of this murderous war.
Jan GUTH, photographer and president of the Photo-Club Esch, shows through his photos that our most significant strength is solidarity. With his camera, he captured the highlights of the solidarity march organized by the non-profit organization LUkraine on February 25, 2022, commemorating 365 days of the large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Three hundred sixty-five days of bravery, resilience, courage and support!”
These exceptional photographers bring the experience of war and peace to life through their powerful images. Their work helps to raise public awareness of the human impact of conflict and to promote the search for peace and reconciliation.
The Photo-Club Esch will publish an exclusive brochure about the “WAR AND PEACE” exhibition. The booklet will capture the exhibition’s most memorable moments and showcase photographs by local and international talent.
All proceeds from the sale of this brochure are donated to the Lukraine organization.