The ART NEWSPAPER | GEORGE NELSON
A Russian photographer could face jail time for burning down several abandoned buildings. Twenty-eight-year-old Danila Tkachenko’s 2017 Motherland project documents the annihilation of villages, the plight of small farmers struggling to compete with big corporations, and “a state over-reliant on oil, which has shown no interest in developing agriculture”.
“In modern Russia, the trend of a contraction in the numbers of rural villages has continued. Over the past 20 years, 23,000 villages have disappeared… read more
Image | Danila Tkachenko