🇺🇦 Not only is this an incredible showcase of photography and historic storytelling. Sales of the polaroids, the raffle, and gofundme setup by Analog Film Photography Association are going to Ukraine Relief.
Opening night for The Polaroids of Veronika Mol starts tonight at 6pm (running one weekly only!) Her story below…
Huge thanks for , , Heidi Kneisl for setting this up, and of course for sharing her experience and artwork with us.
“On February 24th of 2022, I woke up at 5 AM to the sounds of explosions flying over Kyiv. For the first time in my life,I felt a real fear–an animalistic fear for my life. The first thing we did with my partner was to tape the windows of our apartment. Then I picked up a Polaroid and took a photo. I even scanned it. It was so mechanical, yet I couldn't help it. Within a few hours we left the city on foot, as traffic jams on all exits from Kyiv were heavy, and the city continued to be bombed. I only took the essentials with me, because I wasn’t able to take everything.
A Polaroid camera and a supply of film were among these things. Art has become my salvation. I will not say that it becomes easier for me when I take photos or work with developed film. It does not. Usually, it’s the contrary, I feel very exhausted when I finish work. You can witness different objects in the pictures–but they are all about my own experiences an and living with this excruciating pain.
These Polaroids allow me to speak where my words are lost. I hope they say to you: “Continue to support Ukraine! We are grateful for your help"
Raffle prizes ($5 entry - check our story for the link)
- $25 gift card to Wills/Indies/DL
- Merch Item of choice
- (2) ticket to & 6/22
- Copy of
- 12x18 print of artists work
- (2) disposable Kodak Film Cameras