Our Fire Is Stronger Than Your Bombs

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The war continues until this day, ruining the lives of millions of people and uprooting the principles of civilized life as we know it.

This exhibition commemorates one year since its outbreak to raise awareness among the Dartmouth community and beyond of the war raging in the heart of Europe. Our exhibit showcases artworks of eight Ukrainian illustrators, most of them living and working in Ukraine—sometimes, with no power, water, cell signal, or Internet connection. Many of them have long been collaborating with global media, in particular, New Yorker, the Atlantic, Zeit, Adweek, and other outlets.

The digital exhibit is the companion to the physical exhibit present in the Baker-Berry Library Brickway from February 24 – March 31, 2023.

Curated by Veronika Yadukha, a student of the Comparative Literature MA program, Hanna Leliv, a Leslie Center faculty fellow, and Jill Baron, a research librarian at Baker-Berry Library. Digital exhibit by August Guszkowski.

This exhibit was made possible with the generous support of the Leslie Center for the Humanities and the Dartmouth Library. Special thanks to Dennis Grady, Laura Braunstein, Peter Allen, Deborah Howe, Lizzie Curran, Jennifer Taxman, Laura Barrett, Joanna Davidson, and Shawn Martin for bringing both the physical and digital components of this exhibit to life.

Click on an illustrator's name to learn more about them and view their works.