"Restricted Areas" by Danila Tkachenko

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Danila Tkachenko

Danila Tkachenko is a visual artist working with documentary photography who was born in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. He studied documentary photography in The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. The main theme of his work is the identity. In the debut project “Transitional Age" he is interested in the transformation of a teenager’s identity – a child becomes an adult. In his following project "Escape" the focus shifts to the opposition of the individual and society. Danila researches the experience of hermits – people who live through decades alone with nature –and tries to find the answer for the critical questions and see what happens to personality when it loses its "social mask." His recent project "Restricted Areas" is reflecting on the identity of a civilisation and its relations with technological advances. Deserted places that were once sites of national importance, buildings and machinery which are now relics of the past are photographed in a vacuum white space of eternal winter.

His work has been exhibited and published in galleries in Moscow, St-Petersburg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Bratislava, Enschede (the Netherlands) and New york, and publications in "The Washington Post" or "Fotografia Magazine". He has won prizes as the "LensCulture Exposure Awards" or "30 under 30, Magnum photos", among others.




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