n-ost & London Transport Museum open joint photo exhibition

Published on Mar 5, 2024

“Echoes of the Blitz: Underground shelters in Ukraine and London” A special photo exhibition - from March 2024 to Spring 2025 at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

Almost exactly two years after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, n-ost and the London Transport Museum jointly planned and implemented a photographic exhibition about the effects of war on the civilian population.

The concept for this is based on the “Next Station Ukraine” photo exhibitions, with which n-ost shows in various German cities how people in Kyiv and Kharkiv seek protection from Russian missiles and drones in subway stations.

“Echos of the Blitz” combines current photographic work from Ukraine with historical images from the archives of the London Transport Museum, which show the situation in London during German bombing raids in 1940-1941.

Similar to the images from Ukraine, the black and white images of Londoners sheltering in tube stations during the heavy air raids have entered the collective memory in Britain, showing both the harsh conditions during the attacks, but also the Resistance's will of the population not to let this break them.

The combination of over 70 current and historical images in the current exhibition makes it clear to visitors in London that such crimes against the civilian population do not only take place in history books and, similar to the “Next Station Ukraine” exhibitions, they enable a more personal perspective on the current events in Ukraine.

More about the current exhibition in London at:

More about the Next Station Ukraine exhibitions from n-ost here:

The following photographers provided the latest images from Ukraine:

Pavlo Dorohoi (Ukrainian)

Viacheslav Ratynskyi (Ukrainian)

Serhii Korovayny (Ukrainian)

Maxim Dondyuk (Ukrainian)

Mykhaylo Palinchak (Ukrainian)

Emile Ducke (German)