As a key center of Soviet shipbuilding, Mykolaiv was off-limits, not just to foreigners, but even to the families of local residents. Now, it's one of Ukraine's best-kept secrets.
Gabriela Bulišová and Mark Isaac are artists and documentary storytellers who collaborate on intimate and socially conscious projects in diverse locations around the world. Their practice includes writing, photography, video, music and installation. The duo both received an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Bulišová taught photojournalism at the Corcoran College of Art and Design at George Washington University and has received numerous awards for her projects. Their recent work has focused extensively on the post-Soviet world. Isaac received a Fulbright Grant in Ukraine in 2017-18, and Bulišová’s 2018-19 Fulbright Grant in Russia led them to their current location, near Lake Baikal in Eastern Siberia.