Jake Eshelman's work explores the complex relationships between humans and other-than-human beings. He believes that our curious dissociation with the natural and spiritual worlds provides a palpable backdrop in which we can more fully (re)consider humanity’s role in ecology. Through a documentary and intuitive photographic practice, his recent work investigates interspecies and interspiritual relationships across industry, agriculture, and conservation, while questioning the tenets of anthropocentrism and the Enlightenment rationalization of “nature.”
"Heisykha" is an ongoing project documenting the daily life of a single family living off the land in a tiny village in rural Ukraine. What does it mean to grow what you eat—and how can our connection with the land influence our relationships with one another?