I was travelling in search of people who have decided to escape from social life and live all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people. 

The main characters of my project live alone in the wild nature, gradually dissolving in it and losing their social identity. While exploring their experience, it is important for me to understand if one is able to break free from social dependence and get away from the public to the subjective – to make a step towards oneself.

I am concerned about the issue of internal freedom in the modern society: is it at all reachable, when you’re surrounded by social framework all the time? School, work, family – once in this cycle, you are a prisoner of your own position, and have to do what you’re supposed to. You should be pragmatic and strong, or become an outcast or a lunatic. How to remain yourself in the midst of this?

Danila Tkachenko

Athens Photo Festival 2016
Main Programme

[Life Tracks]

Danila Tkachenko (RU)
Escape

Duration: 9 June – 31 July, 2016

Venue: Benaki Museum, Pireos St. Annexe

Opening hours: Thursday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00, Friday & Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00