3rd July is the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus. On this occasion each year, the authorities organize a military parade that follows Minsk’s arteries. In this sublime time the city becomes a space of contrasts between dozens of soldiers and regular Belarusians, living their normal lifes. This cycle shows diversity of young Belarussian society.
This project was shot in 2019 around the celebrations, and it meant to show the level of diversity in young Belarussian society. Since then, Belarus experienced many protests against the government what caused it to be even more oppressive. People are arrested just for any reason, big part of younger generation was forced to leave the country. There is no more space for being different. There is no more space for being normal.