Selected as one of the top photography books of the year by the 2023 Pictures of the Year International award competition
From the front lines of the war in Ukraine comes this compelling collection of images from world-class photographers that captures the humanity, perseverance, and determination of the nation's fight for freedom and independence against all odds.“What happened to Ukraine after Moscow’s invasion? Look no further. The photographs in this book are by some of the world’s best photographers, and provide an unflinching look at the hell wrought by Russia. This is extraordinary and vital work.” - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Hume KennerlyStunning collection of images from some of the most respected photojournalists of our time:
Moving essays, published in both English and Ukrainian, by:
- Carol Guzy, four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist
- Lynsey Addario, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and New York Times bestselling author
- Paula Bronstein, award-winning photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist
- Justyna Mielnikiewicz, award-winning photojournalist
- Svet Jacqueline, award-winning photojournalist
- and 20+ other world-renowned photojournalists
- Foreword by the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova. Markarova provides an overview of how this war has shaken her country and what democracy and freedom mean to her people.
- Award-winning Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov. Ukraine's most famous living writer, Kurkov provides an emotional, heartfelt reflection on what's happening to his country in relation to the pictures displayed in the book.
- Pulitzer Prize winner and personal photographer to President Gerald Ford, David Hume Kennerly. Kennerly speaks to the emotional and physical risk photojournalists take in covering war alongside their mission to show truth.
As Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy said in his address to U.S. Congress, Russia “went on a brutal offensive against our values, basic human values. It threw tanks and planes against our freedom, against our right to live freely in our own country, choosing our own future, against our desire for happiness, against our national dreams, just like the same dreams you have, you Americans.” Relentless Courage
delivers a gripping, visual portfolio of images that remind us of our shared humanity, what is right, and what’s at stake when independence and freedom come under attack.
Carol Guzy is a Pultizer Prize-winning photojournalist who specializes in long-form documentary human interest projects, news and feature stories, both domestic and international. She is the first journalist to receive four Pulitzer Prizes.
Lynsey Addario is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time magazine. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller It’s What I Do and Of Love and War.
Paula Bronstein is a globally recognized photojournalist and the recipient of numerous awards throughout her long career that spans four decades, including being nominated finalist for the Breaking News 2011 Pulitzer Prize.
Svet Jacqueline is an award-winning photojournalist who won first place in the International Photography awards and NPPA Best of Photojournalism 2022. She has also published with Das Magazin, A Stranger’s Guide, Göteborgs-Posten, Teen Vogue, The Jewish Times, and HBO.
Justyna Mielnikiewicz is an award-winning Polish photographer who works as a documentary photographer and on long-term personal projects about post-Soviet states. She has published two books, Woman with a Monkey and Ukraine Runs Through It. She won the W. Eugene Smith Grant in 2016.
“What happened to Ukraine after Moscow’s invasion? Look no further. The photographs in this book are by some of the world’s best photographers and provide an unflinching look at the hell wrought by Russia. This is extraordinary and vital work.” -Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Hume Kennerly
“Chronicled by photojournalists on the front lines of history, this stunning collection of images reverberates with the devastation, suffering and loss wrought by war. This book reminds us of humankind’s capacity for intolerable cruelty and infinite compassion. It speaks to our shared humanity—and what’s at stake when free people come under attack.” -Kent Kobersteen, former director of photography, National Geographic magazine
"Now, a highly-anticipated book is offering a reminder: Don’t forget about the war or the Ukrainian people."-theSkimm
“A collection of images capturing the humanity and horror of the war … It is something remarkable.” -Andrea Mitchell of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports”