Posted by: leothegeo | 2014/04/17

I Do Not Support Zoos

Learn more about Jo-Anne McArthur’s project “We Animals”, which is, and I quote her Facebook Page:

“We Animals is an archive of photos and stories about the relationships between human and non-human animals. www.weanimals.org

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We Animals is an ambitious project which documents, through photography, animals in the human environment. The title is intentionally broad in subject matter, interpretation and implication. The premise of the project is that humans are as much animal as the sentient beings we use for food, clothing, research, experimentation, work, entertainment, slavery and companionship. The goal of the project is to break down the barriers that humans have built which allow us to treat non-human animals as objects and not as sentient beings. My objective has been to photograph our interactions with animals in such a way that the viewer finds new significance in these ordinary, often unnoticed situations of use, abuse and sharing of spaces.
The founder and photographer of this project is Jo-Anne McArthur, who is based in Toronto, Canada


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