Stolen people

Shortlist 2021

Shura Pilipovich-Sushchyts

Photographer from Belarus

The Conflict

Stolen people

The bond between political prisoners and their families is broken. Belarusians, who lost their freedom months ago, do not see their relatives and miss their children's first steps. A human, whom the life was meant to be shared with, is forcibly taken away. So the emptiness appears. "Stolen people" is a unique photo album of the Belarusian families in 2021, a document of modernity. On May 21, there were 404 political prisoners in Belarus.