Says Nikita: The flourish of post-truth politics movement eventually leads to people loosing trust in the official sources of information. This is also one of the main reasons why nowadays we can see the development of various conspiracy theories. I was particularly fascinated with one of them – the flat earth theory. Its supporters try to empirically refute the current state of knowledge about the shape of our planet by entering into a debate with scientific community. In “Curving the Horizon” I encompass images that appeal to both sides of the dispute in order to find a unique feature that distinguishes scientific methods from their appropriation by the flat earth community.
Nikita Svertilov is a documentary photographer from Moscow, Russian Federation. He was born on June 27, 1995.