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Russian Photographer In trouble For Torching Dilapidated Houses

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 burned down abandoned buildings for his 2017 Motherland project Danila Tkachenko

2018-10-29T09:51:56+00:00