The list of possible destinations was long, now I’ve shrunk it to a realistic level. And yet, 10 destinations in 10 days, looks much. I will see what can be handled when one depends on public transportation in a severe Ukrainian winter. Lviv and Chernivtsi are important reference points for the planned trip – places from where day trips can be managed. Another such starting point could be Ternopil.
Since August 2012, I have photographed synagogues and Jewish cemetries in Galicia and Bukovina – spots that are left from the rich Jewish heritage there. The trip in February will add some more aspects. In the fall of 2014, the pictures will be shown in at least two exhibitions in Germany – during the Jewish Culture Week in Frankfurt and during the “Photokina” photo fair in Cologne.
While making these plans, I also think of my Ukrainian friends. Most of them protest since weeks for a better future. My thoughts and wishes are with them!
I wish all of you a happy new year 2014!