The War in Ukraine – Chapter 1: Lublin, Poland

This is a series of posts I’ll make about my experience in Poland and Ukraine during the Russian military invasion and attempted takeover of Ukraine in 2022. I arrived in Poland in late March and with the help of Polish volunteers, I was able to make my way to the Polish-Ukrainian border after staying a few days in Lublin, Poland. Immediately when I arrived I could sense the tension of war.

The following photos are from my stop in Lublin, Poland which is about half way between Warsaw and Przemysl, a town on the Polish/Ukrainian border. Millions of refugees have come through this border crossing and sadly even some died on their journey after they had walked for days. 

While I was in Lublin, I learned a lot from the Polish perspective. Poland has suffered what Ukraine is suffering in World War 2 when Germany and the Soviet Union invaded and took over Poland. So Poland remembers and they have really stepped up helping Ukrainians in their time of need.

Below is a gallery of what I found in Lublin, Poland. I was only there for one afternoon so it wasn’t very long but I could see that Polish people are very hospitable and very helpful.

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I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!

About Josef Samuel

I’m a professional wedding & portrait photographer, graphic designer, and website designer based in South Bend & Notre Dame Indiana. I also love to travel and have visited numerous countries around the world. I am very passionate about what I do and would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding or event. Looking forward to working with you!