On 24 February 2022 Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign and democratic nation. This latest offensive succeeds the Russian annexation of Crimea in 2014 and subsequent hybrid war in the country’s Eastern state of Donbas which continues to smoulder. To date, Russian aggression against Ukraine has claimed an estimated 14,000 Ukrainian lives, displaced more than 10 million people, and left countless civilians with life-changing physical and psychological injuries. The Slava Ukraini is composed of images from Samuel Eder’s award-winning series The Face of Donbas and Life on the Line featuring photographs from both sides of the war in Donbas – portraying the victims, witnesses and staging ground of this harrowing conflict. This project was created to raise awareness and generate funds for the lifesaving local Non-government organisations and aid organisations who remain steadfast in supporting the people of Ukraine in this time of unprecedented chaos. Slava Ukraini runs until 4:00pm Sunday 28 May and is proudly facilitated by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and supported by ACU Ballarat, Mitchell Harris Wines, Sovereign Press, Spicers and the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.