Photography by Danila Tkachenko

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Danila Tkachenko’s “Escape” photo series, taken in Russia and Ukraine, earned the first place prize in the “World Press Photo Contest 2014.”

Danila has been traveling in search for people who have decided to escape from social life and lived all alone in the wild nature, far away from any villages, towns or other people. The main characters of his project violate social standards for different reasons. By a complete withdrawal from society they go live alone in the wild nature, gradually dissolving in it and losing their social identity – and thus, making a step towards oneself.

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