The Land is Yellow, the Sky is Blue by Marc Wilson


“The blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag symbolise the clear blue sky above the fields of wheat that cover our land. In the Ukrainian language, the concept of ‘zemlya’ or ‘land’ has several meanings. It is the territory and the soil cultivated by the hard work of the people. It is the Motherland.” Anna Nekrasova-Wilson, June 2023.

The Land is Yellow, the Sky is Blue, is based around Balakliya, a small village in central Ukraine – the homeland of Anna Nekrovska-Wilson and family. This dual-language book in English and Ukrainian combines the photographs Marc made in this place from 2019-2021 with text written in the shadow of the current war. They are stories filled with dreamy childhood memories and an anxiety shaped by the backdrop of war.

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