A newly opened section of the Seventh-Kilometre Market, Odessa, Ukraine
(photograph, April, 2016)
Sed’moi, or The Seventh-Kilometer Market as it is known, is a vast market established in 1989 with just a few shipping containers and has since grown exponentially. Sed’moi operates in a grey zone with many legal businesses but also those that operate on the black market. It is said that you can buy anything there, from human organs and weapons to a passage to Europe. The Market is a hub for migrants who work there hoping to earn enough money to pay for their onward journeys, although many remain unable to leave reluctantly calling it ‘home’.