The photographer Otto Snoek was in his early 20s when, in 1989, he started visiting eastern Ukraine, at the invitation of a photographer from Charkov whom he had met in his native Rotterdam. In places like Charkov, Lugansk and Donbass he resolved to simply observe, and this detachment proved fruitful: ‘The nonchalance of this world of wires, untidiness, little freedoms, and small-time deals,’ as the art critic Sandra Smets wrote. The photographs were ‘200% subjective,’ says Snoek, and were printed in the same way. On the six long journeys in this area that he made between 1989 and 1992, Otto Snoek made use of local photographic materials and printing facilities. The resulting photographs on display here are therefore unique, since most of them were printed in Ukraine on East European photographic paper types that no longer exist. The colour work uses

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