Most of the photographs were taken by me and my wife Bojana during our last expedition to DR Congo and Sudan in the summer of 2014 (three were taken for campaigns to help indigenous peoples 1979 - 2014). The portraits compare “brutes” in two totally different natural environments: the African rainforest and the southern edge of the Sahara, the largest desert on Earth. We borrowed the title “Exterminate all the brutes” from Sven Lindqvist’s book because we, the “civilised” descendants of the first urban settlers, have been repeating it for centuries behind our defensive fortifications. We used this call to make modern “janissaries” realise that our turn will come too, even though we are living in a seemingly safe part of the world.
Knights that once protected the innocent are becoming fewer and fewer and so are humanitarian heroes, therefore we are using machines to help us out. We are becoming robots ourselves and this process may be irreversible but perhaps robots could help protect the roots and seeds of humanity - drones, flying cameras, the “flying eyes and ears of God”, as the indigenous people call them.
All proceeds from the calendar will be used to take the final shots with drones in the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile, where me and Bojana will be travelling to in the beginning of December. The money will also be used for financing the final cut and post-production, which will be done in Slovenia in March and April of 2015.
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