Valeria Scrilatti's Almost wild takes the zoo as a lens to expose humanity's drive to tame and objectify.

Her portraits of incarcerated animals are meditations on the West’s appetite for knowledge and its capacity to reduce the exotic ‘to the level of a commodity or mere entertainment’.

Scrilatti frames her images so the natural is subordinated; these wild animals are tamed by the camouflage of their synthetic surroundings.

Valerie Scrilatti studied Photography and Visual Arts and her research focuses primarily on landscape and environmental issues.
Almost wild was recently exhibited inside the circuit of Fotografia International festival of Rome 2013. She lives and works in Rome.

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