/ 2018 / /
The project "Monuments" explores the boundaries of historical
memory, the zone between fact and fiction. Each of us individually,
like the political regimes in general, tend to exploit the images of
the past for current needs or future purposes. To manipulate the
images of past history are new interpretations and additional
constructions are being completed. On abandoned historical sites I
build light structures in the form of abstract modernistic forms
transforming the historical ruin into a modern object and thereby
imitating the position of power over history.
During the shooting no objects were damaged, after the work was
over all the scenery was dismantled.
Danila Tkachenko was born in Moscow in 1989. In 2014 he graduated from the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, department of documentary photography (supervisor Valeriy Nistratov). In the same year he became the winner of the World Press Photo 2014 competition with the project “Escape” which he worked on for 3 years. In March 2015 he finished the project “Restricted Areas” which has already received a number of international awards including European Publishers Award For Photography, Burn Magazine grant, and included in the Dutch magazine Foam Talents. The series was published in such magazines as BBC Culture, The Guardian, IMA Magazine, GUP Magazine, British Journal of Photography. Other series by Danila are “Lost Horizon” and the project “Motherland”, completed in 2016 and 2017 year respectively. At the moment Danila Tkachenko is working on two projects which are being shot in a significant part of Russian territory and several neighboring countries.
Kandinsky Prize (Finalist)
The New East Photo Prize (shortlist)
lacritique.org Award - Voies Off (Winner)
Foam Talent (Winner)
Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Finalist)
PDN Photo Annual (Personal Сategory, Winner)
European Publishers Award For Photography (Winner)
Voies Off, France (Short list / Selections)
Leica Oscar Barnack Award, Germany (Newcomer shortlist)
PDN Photo Annual, USA (Student Work, Winner)