Уяви Україну – Маленькі та великі історії / Imagine Ukraine – Small and Big Stories
Army girls / Армійські дівчата, 2000
Army Girls is an example of Bratkov's more documentary photo series. All pictures were taken at the nuclear department of Ukrainian Military Academy, in the girl's section. Typically for Bratkov, these photographs contain subtle references to military photography of the Soviet Union, in spite of their realism. They exude a strange air of nostalgia and melancholy, which makes all the more sense considering that Ukraine hasn't had a nuclear program since the fall of the Soviet Union.