Dead or Alive

Shortlist 2015

Alexander Vasukovich

Alexander Vasukovich is an independent freelance photojournalist who lives in Minsk, Belarus. He was born in Minsk in 1985. Alexander began his career as a photojournalist in 2011.

The Conflict

Dead or Alive

In late 2013 early 2014 Kiev saw a mass insurgency. A surge of patriotism following the victory of Euromaidan, Crimea annexed by Russians and the war in Donbass overwhelmed Ukrainian men: many of them joined volunteer military battalions. One of such formations is the Donbas battalion. These volunteer military units enlist more and more recruits from the ordinary people. Having passed a short-term training course, they are sent to the battlefront.