Charity Photo Exhibition “Thinking of Ukraine” was held.
Friday, April 15, 2022- Monday, April 18, 2022
HIROYA Gallery in Shimizu, Fukushima City
Charity Photo Exhibition “Thinking of Ukraine”
The Charity Photo Exhibition was held at HIROYA Gallery in Shimizu, Fukushima City from April 15 to 18.
During the four days of the exhibition, 295 people visited the exhibition and donated 502,945 yen. We would like to appreciate them for their warm support. The donations we received were donated to the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan to be used for supporting the daily lives of Ukrainian evacuees and for recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine during and after the war. His Excellency Dr. Sergiy Korsunsky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan, wrote us a letter for our Charity Photo Exhibition. (The letter is shown below.)
All visitors looked at the photos of beautiful streets of Kyiv, kind and friendly Ukrainian people, and scenes of daily life in Ukraine, as well as the research activities conducted by SATREPS Chornobyl project. We believe that the visitors were able to feel the severity of the current war from the perspective of Ukrainian people.
Media coverage before and during the event led to a large number of visitors. Above all, it seemed that all visitors came with a desire to support Ukraine. Through the visitors, we were able to confirm that various places in Fukushima Prefecture are currently preparing to accept evacuees from Ukraine.
In addition, we received several offers to hold this photo exhibition in other locations: at Fukushima City communication space “Fukufuru” sponsored by Fukushima city from April 22(Fri) to May 8 (Sun), at the Koriyama City Hall from May 23 (Mon.) to May 30 (Mon.) and from June 10 (Fri.) to June 30 (Thu.). On campus, a photo exhibition is being held at the Fukushima University Library from May 23 (Mon.). We hope that these activities will lead to further continuation and expansion of support for Ukraine.