By Jo-Anne McArthur
In fresh years, the function of zoos and aquaria as centres for conservation, schooling, and leisure has been positioned below 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 concerning the position, if any, of zoos and aquaria in a global the place such a lot of animals want assets and safeguard within the wild and plenty of different technique of studying concerning the wildlife exist.
For greater than a decade, Canadian photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur has grew to become her forensic and sympathetic digital camera on these animals whom we’ve put in zoos and we animals who examine them. As along with her first e-book, We Animals (Lantern, 2013), McArthur’s target is to ask us to mirror on how we realize or forget about each other throughout the bars, around the moat, or on each side of the glass. Captive is a publication that may problem our preconceptions approximately zoos and aquaria, animal welfare, and simply what or who it truly is we expect we see once we face the animal.
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