“War Up Close” with an Immersive Exhibition at Harvard

As part of the American tour commemorating the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the “War Up Close” team held a virtual exhibition at Harvard University in Massachusetts.

The event opened with a speech by photojournalist of “War Up Close” and Ukraine’s first certified Google photographer, Mykola Omelchenko. “The goal of this project is to show that there are no limits to Russian aggression. You can see it with your own eyes through the lenses of virtual reality: entire cities are destroyed! All around, 360 degrees”.

Using panoramic videos and cardboard viewers, we showed exhibition visitors what Ukrainian cities looked like before the invasion and what remains of Mariupol, Bucha, and other peaceful settlements after Russian occupation.

We would like to thank the representatives of the Ukrainian caucus at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs for their assistance in organizing the event.

Parallel immersive exhibitions also took place in China, the UAE, Virginia, and New York.