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Inna Shynkarenko. “Dreams of Peaceful People” photo project. 11.04 – 7.05.23

Inna Shynkarenko.  “Dreams of Peaceful People” photo project. 11.04 – 7.05.23

The photo project “Dreams of Peaceful People” presents portraits of Ukrainians and their dreams.

Inna Shynkarenko started shooting for this project before the full-scale war started by Russia against Ukraine. So the project is about the dreams of peaceful people who don’t have one common dream yet, like now.

Filming took place from November 2021 to February 2022. As a result, 14 black and white portraits were taken. Among the portrayed participants are psychotherapists, managers, artists, company managers, programmers, gallerist, business analysts, and volunteers.

For a psychological portrait, the participants had to be allowed to reveal their cherished dreams. The very process of shooting was already an immersion in the process, a playing of one’s dream and the first attempt to realize it. Project participants encountered radically different experiences in the process from “it turns out everything is so simple!” to “probably it is not my dream”. But everyone met with their own dream or formed an idea about it. Now, when all values and orientations are changing, it is important to remember your desires and not betray them.

This project is a reminder to everyone that our dreams come true, so it is worth imagining the place, circumstances and your condition in detail. A year has passed since the shooting of the project, and for some participants, their dreams have already come true.

The author of the project, Inna Shynkarenko, is also a psychotherapist, so this project is also a psychological experiment. This is not the first time that Inna Shynkarenko has exhibited at the Green Sofa gallery. In total, Inna has already implemented three projects here. The first two of them were studies: “A woman about a man” and “A man about a woman” (2015, 2017), and the third was dedicated to physicality and was called “Eternally living nature” (2020). The opening of the exhibition will take place on April 11 at 18.00 Entrance to the exhibition is free. The Green Sofa gallery is open from 12.00 to 19.00, except Monday.

 About the author: Inna Shynkarenko works as photographer since 2006 and as psychotherapist since 2017. Inna was in 1981 in Khmelnytskyi, and lives in Lviv, Ukraine. From March 2022 to March 2023, she lived in Belgium.

“All my creative projects are related to people, because people are my greatest interest,” says Inna.

Photo exhibition: “Ballet. Behind the scenes” Lviv, 2011; Photo project “Woman. Man” Lviv, May 2015, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Dnipro; Photo project “Man. About a woman” Lviv, November 2017, Khmelnytskyi; Photo project “Eternally Living Nature” Lviv, October 2020; Photo project “Anxious Suitcase” January 2023, Brussels.