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How easy is it in our modern society to break out of the social network of family, work and school and withdraw from society? Either you must be strong and pragmatic, or an outcast or fool, says the Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko. The people in Tkachenko's series Escape have withdrawn into the vast wild, natural areas of Russia to be alone. They slowly lose their social identity and are swallowed up in their new environment. Tkachenko finds himself asking if it is possible for these people to liberate themselves from social dependence to get closer to themselves.
Danila Tkachenko (Soviet Union, 1989) graduated this year from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. His series Escape received the World Press Photo. Tkachenko has shown in Russia, Lithuania and Germany.