Solomiya Magazine

Photographer Sebastian Wells could not bear to be idle while Ukraine was under attack. And so he travelled to the war zone with the intention of photographing in Kharkiv. But then he met the photographer Vsevolod Kazarin in Kyiv. Together they came up with something completely different: the idea of publishing a magazine. And then we got involved. The result is a magazine that shows what there is to defend: Freedom, and art. The result is SOLOMIYA magazine. The first two issues are out of stock, the third is available in Belgium, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine as well as at and The first issue won gold as well as an award at the ADC Germany competition and bronze at the ADC of Europe, the second issue was awarded with a golden nail at the ADC Germany. Number 3 is shortlisted for the Fotobus Library Award.

Font designer Jan Fromm drew the cyrillic “L” just for Soлomiya

“Solomiya: A photo project shows what there is to defend in Kyiv”(Berliner Zeitung, 24.6.2022)

“…might be the most important independent magazine in the world at the moment”(Stack Magazines, May 2024)

Co-editor Andrii Ushytskyi with the first delivery of magazines – which came to Kyiv by Flixbus.