21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic

This photo is from my project "Mycophilia". Project statement In "The Romance of the Fungus World", researchers Rolfe write that in literature, folklore and science, fungus are often associated with pestilence, death and decay, and their physicality appears creepy and repulsive. In this series, I move away from the mycophobic images of fungoid entities in terms of conventional ideas and show their ability to be creative and hospitable. I depict fungus as being like unearthly creatures, as in myths and theories about their cosmic origin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: E-M10 Mark III
Copyright: © Nika Sandler