Haunting photographs of Ukrainian refugees

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Peter Turnley


Photojournalist Peter Turnley, who has witnessed most of the world’s biggest conflicts over the past four decades, spent a week along the Ukraine-Polish border and inside Ukraine capturing these images of refugees fleeing the country.

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They traveled with only what they could carry, their destinations often unknown.

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According to UNICEF, there have been three million Ukrainian refugees since the war began, most of them children, women and the elderly.

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Some experts believe millions more will try to escape Russia’s bombardment of Ukrainian civilians.

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Turnley’s photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Harper’s, Stern, Paris Match, Geo, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Le Monde, and The New Yorker, among others.

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Turnley captured the heartache of the refugees as they said goodbye to loved ones, not knowing if they would see them again.

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Turnley notes that this crisis is different from others he has photographed because this time it is women, children and the elderly who are fleeing, leaving men behind to fight for Ukraine.

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That image of a man named Vitali saying goodbye to his family in Kyiv still haunts Turnley: “He stood on the tracks for a long, long time,” he told Sunday Morning correspondent Lee Cowan, “and he and his Wife and daughter just stared at each other. But suddenly the train just pulled away. And it was like air just came out of a balloon, but you couldn’t get it back. And I remember feeling that an incredible sense of pain for this Mr. Vitali who had just lost touch with his wife and child. And the fate for all three was completely unknown.”

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Turnley told Cowan, “I ran into a journalist and he asked me what I was going through. I just started sobbing, literally without warning.”

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David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, told Sunday Morning: “We have to remember that for every person that makes it out of Ukraine, there are ten left in Ukraine.”

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Turnley said: “This moment feels very dark. And with so many people being forced to leave the country, you also feel like a lot of light and enlightenment has been taken from their hearts.”

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