March 10 2022, Lviv Ukraine. Sofia, 13, of Luhansk, poses for a portrait at the Women’s shelter. “She and her mother had fled shelling but also bitter cold and food shortages after electricity and supply lines were cut off to their home,” says the photographer Natalie Keyssar. “Her mother doesn’t want to leave Ukraine and hopes to stay in the west for now while it is relatively safe with her family.”
Natalie Keyssar is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is interested in inequality, youth culture, and the personal effects of political turmoil and violence, primarily in the US and Latin America. She has a BFA in Painting and Illustration from The Pratt Institute.
Keyssar has contributed to publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Time, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, National Geographic, and California Sunday Magazine and been awarded by organisations including the Philip Jones Griffith Award. The Aaron Siskind Foundation, PDN 30, Magenta Flash Forward, and American Photography.