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Siberian Forests Are On Fire And I Can‘t Be Silent, So I Created A Series Of Posters
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Siberian Forests Are On Fire And I Can‘t Be Silent, So I Created A Series Of Posters

I was born in Siberia, Russia, and I currently live in Moscow. I am a contemporary artist and reportage photographer. I have a vast variety of projects in my portfolio, ranging from projects made in the technique of cubism photography using mirrors “ArchAvolution” and “Amalgam” to the photo project “Sibiryaki” about the peoples of the Russian North (which required to drive more than 16 thousand kilometers), to the project about the red list of endangered species and nature conservation.

Now, in my homeland, Siberia, a catastrophic natural disaster is occurring – more than 2 million hectares of industrial forest have been destroyed in wildfires. The smoke of the forest fire reached the Urals. The “black sky” regime was introduced even in regions where there is no fire. The situation is aggravated by dry and calm weather.

The restoration of the forests will take at least 60 years. I will be 86 by then… I can’t be silent! So I created a series of posters about this tragedy in hopes of raising social awareness. For my poster designs, I burned photos and understood how powerless we are in front of the elements and how Mother Nature depends on our help.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | dobrovolskaya.photo

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N G
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3 years ago

It's not just in Siberia, all around the northern hemisphere, where the permafrost is melting there are forest fire. It's one of the spiralling affects of global warming.

Mer
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3 years ago

A striking way of bringing attention to a very sad problem.

DP von Icecream
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3 years ago (edited)

Was actually on our nations news channel. Huge fires currently across the northern part of our globe (Antarctica, Siberia etc.). Sorry to see your ancient & wonderful forests currently burning. But what I am most concerned about are the possible huge quantities of additional CO2 released due to all those fires. And as already mentioned, Siberia has those huge permafrost areas, containing huge loads of CO2 sealed within Siberia's ground, if that gets the chance of being released (in combination with our current CO2 emissions).........well..... you know.... :-(

Monika Soffronow
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3 years ago

Antarctica is the continent down south, the Arctic is the polar region up north of the Arctic Circle (66° 33'N)

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N G
Community Member
3 years ago

It's not just in Siberia, all around the northern hemisphere, where the permafrost is melting there are forest fire. It's one of the spiralling affects of global warming.

Mer
Community Member
3 years ago

A striking way of bringing attention to a very sad problem.

DP von Icecream
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

Was actually on our nations news channel. Huge fires currently across the northern part of our globe (Antarctica, Siberia etc.). Sorry to see your ancient & wonderful forests currently burning. But what I am most concerned about are the possible huge quantities of additional CO2 released due to all those fires. And as already mentioned, Siberia has those huge permafrost areas, containing huge loads of CO2 sealed within Siberia's ground, if that gets the chance of being released (in combination with our current CO2 emissions).........well..... you know.... :-(

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 years ago

Antarctica is the continent down south, the Arctic is the polar region up north of the Arctic Circle (66° 33'N)

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