The “War Up Close” VR exhibition at Centenary University attracted around 180 visitors

On March 20, “War Up Close” concluded its tour of Louisiana with a virtual exhibition at Centenary University, which turned out to be the most extensive in terms of attendance.

“The result turned out better than we had hoped. About 180 people, including students, teachers, and even entire classes, experienced the reality of the war in Ukraine,” shares impressions Mykola Omelchenko, the photographer of “War Up Close.”

Using VR goggles and cardboard, we showcased how Ukrainian cities, residential buildings, and cultural landmarks look after Russian shelling. Additionally, visitors to the exhibition could write down their thoughts and words of support for Ukrainians who have been fighting for their statehood and freedom for the past three years.

It’s worth noting that as part of this tour, we held exhibitions at universities in Shreveport, Xavier, and also at the synagogue in New Orleans. We thank Oleksandr Krapivkin for his assistance in organizing, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Information Policy and Culture of Ukraine.