Maidan: Portraits from the Black Square
When Anastasia Taylor-Lind arrived in Kiev on 1 February 2014, Independence Square was under siege. These portraits have been uniformly shot against the black backdrop of Taylor-Lind’s improvised studio, removing them from the barricades just a few feet away. The ‘fighters’ are identified by their homemade body armour, and the ‘mourners’ by the flowers. Captured with an air of stillness and reflection, these photographs show the individuals involved in, and impacted by, the unrest.