Two members of the Territorial Defense Forces, Serhii and Andryi, walk somewhere along the frontline between Zaporezhzhia and Donetsk Oblast. The day before, Serhii almost was injured after a white phosphorus bomb hit about 100 meters from his position. Even though Serhii had no symptoms at the time, the poison can still make him sick by indirect contact.
Daphne Wesdorp is a Dutch photographer, videographer and writer focused on global crises and underreported conflict. She has been working all over Ukraine since the very beginning of the war, mainly documenting the civilian impact, broader Ukrainian resistance, and the variety of military units fighting against Russia. She spends most of her days in the East, working in Kharkiv and the Donbas.
Before working in Ukraine, Wesdorp was reporting from Iraq, Kurdistan, Greece, Palestine, and Kosovo. Her main fascination lies in global grassroots resistance and popular mobilisation.
Before pursuing her career in journalism, she briefly studied Fine Arts at Minerva Academy in Groningen. After this, she finished her bachelor of Cultural Anthropology in Utrecht. During her study, she specialised in Middle Eastern Studies and Conflict Studies.