Belarusian photographers who have worked in hot spots will take part in the discussion. They will talk about the challenges that a photojournalist faces at war, and whether it is possible to see beauty even during terrible events.
Moderator: Maxim Zhbankov
Language: Belarusian, Russian, English with translation
Alexander Vasukovich is an independent photographer from Minsk. He started his career in photojournalism in 2011. In the summer of 2014, he covered the events in the ATO zone in the east of Ukraine, a year later he made a project "Photo for memory" about the soldiers who died during the military conflict. The project won first place in the Direct Look Photocontest-2016 held by the FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography in Moscow.
Maxim Zhbankov is a culturologist, film analyst, journalist. PhD in Philosophy. Author of the book "NO STYLE. Belcult between Woodstock and Dazhynki".
Boris Benjamin Bertram is a Danish film director, keynote speaker, producer and partner in Good Company Pictures, a documentary production company based in Copenhagen. Bertram's films focus on international issues and conflict resolution. In 2018, he directed the documentary The Human Shelter with the support of IKEA, with both concerned to talk about what makes a home around the world. In 2019, he directed Photographer of War, which follows Danish war photographer Jan Grarup.