A Wild Animal Never Attacks First Human does by Svetlana Bulatova
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Svetlana Bulatova documents the environmental trauma of the Chechen wars.
Signed by Svetlana / limited print run of 50 copies.
"I wish to explore the bond between human and nature,for me, it is more important to focus on the consequences of armed conflict and trauma than on the trauma itself" S.B
What began as a wildlife photography project became a series focusing on human-nature relations through the figure of a forest ranger, Shahruddi, who cares for the animals that share their habitat with human settlements.
The landscape is not without its scars. During the Chechen wars, natural habitats became sites of human conflict, devastating the local animal population and causing much of the plant life and wildlife to become endangered.
"The story is one of home, healing, and finding harmony with nature; it’s also about the importance of care in the aftermath of conflict."S.