Kyrylo Kysliakov, a photographer and native of Kyiv, chose to focus his camera on the individual participants of the events—on the average, all-Ukrainian Oksana or Petro—the unlikely heroes of an awakened nation, whose dignity, love of freedom, and dogged enthusiasm in the face of a brutal regime won the hearts and minds of people around the world. In commenting on the photograph exhibition Kysliakov said, “These people are the true faces of the Orange Revolution and of a new and free Ukraine. I took the pictures of the Revolution because I could not help taking them. I sought to reflect the spirit of the events, above all, through the medium of portrait.”
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