CNN’s Vault NFT publishes wartime photos of Ukrainian citizens

Today (June 23), Vault by CNN and Superchief Gallery are introducing the exclusive NFT photo collection available for purchase. The war diary contains 51 photos and interviews with Ukrainian citizens, compiled by photographer Cheney Orr, to document memories of the war in progress. NFTs will be available from June 23 at 6pm until June 30, and Superchief is donating 100 percent of profits to fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

Through the partnership of Vault by CNN and Superchief, collectors can own this collection of pivotal moments in history while supporting Ukrainian citizens.

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Orr spent six weeks traveling through Ukraine to take Polaroid photos. It also asked participants to share their individual thoughts, experiences and emotions during the war and included written and audio recordings illustrating the participant’s memories with each photo.

Translation: On February 24 at 5 a.m. the war began.  On the 15th of March, my house was destroyed.  On March 23 was the last time I saw my daughter and grandchildren.  Tyulkima, Elena, Yaroslav and Nikita.  Lenochka I tried to call you but the phone is not connected.  I will try to reach the western part of Ukraine

As part of the NFT release event, you can join the Vault by CNN team at the Superchief Gallery in New York City for a pop-up exhibition, which will feature additional work by Orr, on June 23 from 5-7 p.m. If you are interested in attending, you can respond here.

Head over to to learn more about this exclusive NFT edition and purchase a one-of-a-kind piece of history.

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