Ukraine's People Power in Photos
A makeshift photo studio provides a captivating look at the Ukrainian upheaval.
In an improvised studio in a graffiti-strewn alley, photographer Anastasia Taylor-Lind has been quietly capturing images of the people who have been taking part in the dramatic protests in Kiev. Last week those violent protests, in the downtown square known as the Maidan, left more than 80 protesters and many police officers dead and culminated in the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Taylor-Lind discusses what it was like to photograph these men, women, and children before and after last week's unprecedented violence.
I started photographing in the Maidan the beginning of February by setting up a makeshift studio by the barricades along Hrushevsky Street [named after Mykhailo Serhiyovych Hrushevsky, president of the short-lived Ukrainian People's Republic, 1917-1918]. I've