Bronze 2020 / Editorial / Environmental (Non-Pro)

Terra-Deforming

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Editorial/Environmental
  • Photographer
    Emil Rashkovski

Terraforming ("Earth-shaping") is the process of planetary engineering which is deliberately modifying the atmosphere, temperature, topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth. One of the approaches for Terraforming is seeding a sterile planet with microbial life, then followed by the importation of plant life, which accelerates the production of oxygen, and culminates in the introduction of animal and human life.Terra-deforming is an imaginary term that is used to define the hypothetical opposite process of Terraforming. Terra-deforming is caused by us - humans.

Emil Rashkovski is a visual artist based in Sofia, Bulgaria. His work includes outdoor, documentary and conceptual photography, research, installations. Emil is mainly focused on the impact and connections between the environment and the marks we, humans, leave behind. He likes to (re)interpret the scenes and frame them in topics such as past-present-future, consumer society, alienation, ecology, human relationships and their connections with the surroundings. Emil's goal is to provoke thinking and discussion about how we, humans, should coexist and balance in the systems of today's world.