Captive by Jo-Anne McArthur

By Jo-Anne McArthur

In contemporary years, the position of zoos and aquaria as centres for conservation, schooling, and leisure has been put lower than scrutiny. From the talk surrounding the confinement of orcas at SeaWorld to the killing of Harambe the gorilla on the Cincinnati Zoo, questions were requested in regards to the position, if any, of zoos and aquaria in a global the place such a lot of animals desire assets and safety within the wild and plenty of different technique of studying in regards to the wildlife exist.

For greater than a decade, Canadian photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur has became her forensic and sympathetic digicam on these animals whom we’ve put in zoos and we animals who examine them. As together with her first booklet, We Animals (Lantern, 2013), McArthur’s target is to ask us to mirror on how we discover or forget about each other throughout the bars, around the moat, or on both sides of the glass. Captive is a ebook that may problem our preconceptions approximately zoos and aquaria, animal welfare, and simply what or who it really is we predict we see after we face the animal.

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