This week’s guest at APAD is Daniel Zakharov with pictures taken from his series Modern Wilderness.

This series addresses the issue of animals in imprisonment. My intention was not to criticize zoos which nowadays have become ever more important in the conservation of species, but to focus on the strange and bizarre daily life of animals. Nowadays animals are born in captivity, between concrete, tiling, cement-slab buildings and artificial landscapes instead of the endless stretch of nature. In the meantime the zoo has become home for the animals and they have lost the memory of their ancestral breeding grounds. This is Modern Wilderness.