VALLEY OF THE WILD, 2018 — ongoing

The city of Dalnegorsk used to be a small miner’s village called Tetyukhe (in Chinese ‘Valley of Wild Boars’). In 1986, some of the city residents witnessed a UFO crash on the location known as Height 611. To this day locals are still claiming to observe signs of UFOs. This event is a very important part of Dalnegorsk mythology and contemporary self-image. Mockumentary photo series pose a question as to what extent our perception is affected by human imagination, rumors and what we ourselves choose to believe