Depositphotos launched an NFT collection in support of Ukraine
By Yuliia Rokytska 2101 3 Sept 2022
People do not stop using NFT to raise funds to support Ukraine. International photobank Depositphotos has launched the NFT collection, which presents concepts for reconstructing destroyed cultural sites in the country. Read more in our material.
International photobank Depositphotos, in collaboration with the META HISTORY project and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, launched NFT-collection “Renaissance” to raise funds for the reconstruction of the destroyed cultural objects and monuments.
The photo content platform partnered with seven Ukrainian artists to create 38 non-fungible tokens. Each artwork of the six thematic series presents a unique vision of how bombed-out buildings might look after being reconstructed. Generating the creatives, the artists reimagined the personal emotions, memories, and dreams they put into the works.
In the NFT collection, you can find concepts of the Donetsk airport, academic theater in Mariupol, House of Culture in Irpin, Mykolaiv Regional State Administration, Ukrainian Musical and Drama Theater in Lugansk, Regional Children’s Library in Chernihiv, and dozens of other objects.
“The project is very important for Depositphotos because we have many Ukrainians on our team. We have supported Ukraine since the beginning of the war and continue to help. The hard and cruel war is not over yet, but we are already thinking about tomorrow, about the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. That is why we have teamed up with artists to help rebuild destroyed sites. This NFT project introduces people to the monuments of Ukraine and allows them to contribute to the country’s future,” says Alina Volchek, marketing director of Depositphotos.
NFT arts are available for multiple purchases at the META HISTORY museum. The funds will be transferred to the cryptocurrency wallet of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. The ability to purchase each work is opened gradually.
“Russia has destroyed hundreds of Ukrainian museums, theaters, and cultural centers in six months of full-scale war. The losses amount to about 6 billion euros, and this amount continues to grow. Therefore, it is very important to support creative initiatives to restore cultural sites in Ukraine and involve as many people as possible in this process,” says Minister of Culture Alexander Tkachenko.
Recall that Depositphotos is an international paid photostock that presents more than 230 million stock photographs and other works. The platform community comprises 100,000 authors whose visualizations help bring customers’ ideas from 192 countries to life. The company is headquartered in New York. Depositphotos has offices in Kyiv, Milan, and Limassol.
META HISTORY is the biggest Ukrainian charity NFT project supported by the Ministry of Culture. It appeared in March and, so far, has raised over $1.3 million for the Serhiy Pritula Foundation and the cryptocurrency fund Help Ukraine. The META HISTORY museum also includes the NFT collections of Warline, Avatars for Ukraine, and the NFT Eurovision Cup.