Traditions of Poltava region showcased in photo exhibition: live portraits of Ukrainians in authentic attire
The photo exhibition “Traditions of Poltava region: live portraits” showcases incredible images of Ukrainians in authentic attire from private collections and ethnographic museums. This is the result of a five-year project by ethnophotographer Anna Senik, who collaborated with an ethnographer, stylist, and researcher of traditional Ukrainian costumes. The grand opening of the exhibition took place in the “Bakery” halls of the National Preserve “Sophia of Kyiv”, where visitors can not only admire the beauty of authentic attire but also purchase books on Ukrainian identity and Poltava cuisine.
Ethnophotographer Anna Senik presents her five-year project at the exhibition in the “Bakery” halls of the National Preserve “Sophia of Kyiv”.
Today, the grand opening of an exhibition of photo portraits of Ukrainians was held, which were taken in authentic clothing from the Poltava region. The exhibition, called “Traditions of Poltava: Living Images,” presents the results of the five-year work of the talented ethno-photographer Anna Senik. In collaboration with an ethnographer, stylist, and researcher of traditional Ukrainian costumes, Olena Didyk, she created incredible images and embodied them in photographs. The exhibition presents costumes from private collections and from the “Drevo” ethnographic collection of Eduard Krutka, as well as from the funds of the Poltava Regional Museum named after Vasyl Krychevsky.
The grand opening of the exhibition was attended by the deputy director general for scientific work of the National Reserve “Sophia of Kyiv,” Vyacheslav Korniienko, Patriarch of Kyiv and All Ukraine Filaret, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine Igor Ostash, and many other people who are enthusiastic about the work of Anna Senik.
In addition, at the grand opening, books by Yevheniia Anichina and Marina Pushkariova were presented: “Ukrainian Identity Written in Light. Poltava of the Second Half of the 19th – Early 20th Century” and “Gastronomic Essays from Poltava or Uninvented Stories About Love for One’s Work.” Ukrainian folk songs were played for guests, and dance groups from the region performed.
This exhibition is an important cultural event that helps preserve and reproduce Ukrainian traditions and culture. The wide audience has the opportunity to see the beauty and richness of Ukrainian culture through photographs, which makes it possible to immerse oneself in the history and traditions of the Poltava region.
It should be noted that the exhibition will be held for a month at the “Dzyga” gallery in Lviv, after which it will be moved to other cities in Ukraine. This gives more people the opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of Poltava, as well as enjoy impressive photographs.
Such cultural events help promote Ukrainian culture and traditions to the world and are a valuable contribution to the preservation and dissemination of the country’s cultural heritage.