"At different moments, the light represents: a way out, a cell with bars, an island of hope, a transit zone, a double-edged sword. Twenty characters wander erratically in their continuous search for light."
These photos document life in an "ordinary," rural Japanese village—where things feel traditional and routine and yet where a outsider's eye can capture the moments of beauty that are always there, waiting to be discovered.
LensCulture presents an in-depth visual report of the intense but short civil uprising in Kiev that toppled the government within a few days — 105 black-and-white photographs by award-winning photojournalist Alfred Yaghobzadeh. This is the second of a 2-part photo-essay.