Local Photographer Captures Human Side of Ukraine War


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(yourobserver) Sitting in his Bradenton studio, photojournalist Allan Mestel can vividly recount stories behind portraits of gravediggers, young drone operators, a woman honoring her deceased father and the last woman to live in her war-torn apartment.

Less than a month ago, Mestel and his colleague, photographer David Graham, were suited up in protective armor on the front lines of the Russia-Ukraine war. 

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Published: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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