Viktor Gurniak: The Road from Maidan open through Feb. 1 at the Ukrainian National Museum

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Ukrainian National Museum is honored to host an exhibit “Viktor Gurniak: The Road from Maidan” Exhibit of Original Photos from Maidan to ATO, 

Viktor Gurniak, a 27-year-old photojournalist, was killed during an attack in the anti-terrorist operation zone of the Lugansk Region while transporting the wounded. An excellent newspaper photographer with a sharp mind and brilliant pictures, he was among the best representatives of photojournalism.

The exhibit offers the rare opportunity to examine Viktor Gurniak’s photos focusing on areas of Ukraine’s recent fight against its eastern foreign aggressor. Photographs of the Maidan – Independence Square in Kyiv and the Anti-Terrorist Operation in eastern Ukraine exemplify the dignity and honor of those who sacrificed in the defense of their homeland.

Viktor was a co-founder of LUFA photo agency and a frequent contributor to UNIAN, Reuters, and online version of INSIDER. He devoted many years of his life to Plast - Ukrainian National Scout Organization of Ukraine. He is survived by his wife and a toddler daughter.

Presentation of the exhibition is made possible by his wife, Ira Gurniak and photojournalist friends of LUFA photoagency in Ukraine, and through support of the Independence Fund and the Selfreliance Foundation of Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union.

This exhibit will be on display through Feb 1. The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior St.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 - Free. Free Parking is available beside the Museum. Visit the Museum's website or call 312.421.8020 or e-mail for more information. 


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