For a long time, newspapers had been the most potent and most rapid news source, giving us food for thought every morning or every evening and shocking us with sensations as bright and unexpected as the flashes of old cameras. We empathized with the participants and carefully examined the photographs. The feeling of being present overcame us. Any sensation was quickly replaced with a new one, with its versions and interpretations, newspaper letters withered, our emotions and memory of events vanished with them. Years later, we bump into the old newspapers with a slight smile and sadness. We recall the sharpness of emotions and the Feeling of Being Present that caused this or that article, this or that event, which, perhaps, could have been fake news or other elements of the post-truth media.

Alexander Zakletsky

 Karas gallery. Kyiv. Ukraine. 2019