In 2015 I became the first Australian correspondent/photojournalist to embed with the Ukrainian military. I traveled to Ukraine’s eastern conflict zone and embedded with Ukraine’s military in frontline regions, and produced reportage published by ABC Australia.
Since then I have returned to Ukraine a number of times, producing and directing further projects related to the ongoing military conflict, and humanitarian crisis in Donbas. Throughout 2019 I have been living in Kyiv, and Donetsk Oblast, producing new documentaries, and reportage.
After months of planning I was given the chance to embed with Ukraine’s ‘AZOV’ special forces infantry regiment. This was a very rare opportunity, and I was the first Australian journalist to embed with the regiment; foreign media are rarely given access like this. This documentary will be released alongside other projects currently in production.
Below are a series of stills taken from ungraded 4K footage recorded with a Fuji XT-2 and Fuji 23 mm f/1.4 lens.
Bryce Wilson is a photographer, filmmaker, and freelance photojournalist from Melbourne, Australia.