Dutch Wilderness
Tina Umer, 2021

Pages: 20  
Project by CFF

The work Dutch Wilderness is an observation of a specific place, while bringing larger topics into discussion; climate changes, displacements, shrinking of natural habitats of many species. The human behaviour is in the photographs presented through a suburban area, with our relation to the non-human environment with species we tolerate, use and/or cherish. The riverbeds are dug and burnt into houses, selected vegetation is fitted into a business model, the wild predator becomes a celebrity. The wild seems to be muzzled successfully.

The photographs are here to symbolise the micro-macro relation to dutch nature and dutch agriculture - a small piece of land maximising its yield, a role model for the future of monoculture globally, a solution to future famines. In the times of limited travel we might slowly forget about the diversity, the different needs and ways of existence beyond our daily lives.

The zine was made through a project Perifreri by Centrum För Fotografi, highlightin the photography from the West of Sweden.