For the past several years I have been researching narratives of trauma and terror, embedded in the turbulent history of the former Soviet Union. My research specifically explores the process of selective memory and the currency of documentary photography as a mechanism of manipulation, oppression and exposure. Under the regime of Joseph Stalin (1924-1953), the collectivization of agriculture in the Ukraine and elsewhere in the USSR placed insurmountable expectations on the peasantry. Between 1929-1931, a collectivization program was executed under the auspices of a centrally ordained 5-year plan- one which resulted in the Terror-Famine of 1932-1933. As millions of peasants perished, others were deported to forced labor camps- many of whom where subject to execution. During this time, an estimated 10 million ethnic Ukrainians perished, including 4 million children.  The Terror-Famine is commonly referred to as “Holodomor” (death by hunger)- a term which also falls under the legal definition of genocide. Over the course of a single year, millions died while Stalin maintained a highly orchestrated and highly successful disinformation campaign. It is through the revisitation and exploration of existing archival materials, that latent narratives about this violent episode in history may be unearthed and enabled. The images here on mere reflections of my research process.