“A billboard in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine that was previously blown up by Russian aerial attacks, now stands framing a cloudy blue sky,” says the photographer Stanton Sharpe. “On a quiet and serene spring afternoon in Kharkiv, continual reminders of the looming danger of another Russian attack poison any sentiment of peace for the citizens of Kharkiv. No one will rest in Kharkiv until the war is over.”
Stanton Sharpe is a documentary photographer and photojournalist. His main objective with photography is simple—to better understand humanity and to offer others underrepresented perspectives in our world. He works where he is most curious, and his work has taken him to various regions across Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, the United States and Europe.
Sharpe hopes that his work will encourage others to push beyond their personal boundaries and explore the world’s diverse environments, as he believes that empathy and acceptance can only be found through the courage to foster experience, relationship and education.