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If ever there is a presence imbued with the spirit of our homes, it would be our pets. Photographer Maija Astikainen draws a portrait of the furry lords of the urban domicile in her series One-Dog Policy.
Pandas remain a recognizable symbol of China worldwide, and yet they are a conservation-reliant endangered species. Photographer Ami Vitale recently accompanied a crew from PBS and National Geographic Television to the mountainous region of Sichuan Province, China to document giant pandas that are slated to be released into the wild at the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda at Wolong.
Behold the work of South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J Musi and one of the most unusual photo sets you’re likely to run across today. As part of an April cover story forNational Geographic on “exotic” pet owners, Musi went out and photographed the owners of an animal most of us wouldn’t dare bringing into our homes: skunks.
Each year, skunk owners gather for Skunk Fest in Ohio so that they can talk to the only other people on earth who understand their choice of pet, and Musi was there to capture portraits of these owners in an on-location studio
Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon has created this adorable portrait series of her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey
The “Shadow Within” explores man’s relation to the wolf and ultimately to himself.
The relation between nature and culture has played an important role in art throughout the centuries. In this photo project, I invite the viewer to contemplate nature’s raw power and purity through the figure of the wolf. Nature, which we are born with, and culture, which we learn, co-exist within us. Thus, the wolf (nature), even in its purity, exists in shadows. These shadows stand for the taboos in our society: fear, social hierarchy, aggression, sexuality and loneliness.
Like many animal lovers, photographer Sharon Lee Hart is concerned about the mistreatment, abuse, and neglect of animals. But for her book, Sanctuary: Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals, Hart decided to tell a different kind of story about animals that have seen hard times. “Folks are disturbed by images that depict abuse and torture that can occur on factory farms, and I don’t blame them. It is unbearably disturbing, but I think those types of images are essential because they inform the public about the horrors that are occurring,” Hart said via email. “I admire those that make those difficult images, but I wanted to approach this from another angle and create portraits that people don’t want to look away from.”
Un_Natural Bestiary | Andrea Alessio
If you’re at all interested in the question of animal rights, ethics, and morality, you’ve probably come across the topic of animals in the food industry. I try to follow material about humans’ level of visual experience of the food they consume, and I’ve been researching a handful of artists who explore this topic. I was instantly fascinated by Danish artist Per Johansen‘s Mæt (eng. Full) pictures. Such beautiful, gorgeously lit still life photographs; and I love that I can say that even though the subject is plastic bottles packed glutinously full of food and animal products.
The process of finding a shelter animal a permanent home is often difficult, and for black dogs it’s even harder. After photographer Fred Levy learned this, he began an endeavor to help these pups out. The Black Dog Project is a stunning photo series that captures often-overlooked black dogs as they sit against a dark background. Each image highlights the striking sheen of their coats in addition to showcasing their loving personalities.
“Black Dog Syndrome” or “Black Dog Bias,” is a phenomenon that reveals a stereotype against dark-colored pets. Experts say that the aversion could possibly come from how these animals are depicted in movies and books, and stigmatizes them as being bad luck or wicked. Levy explained the his project to The Huffington Post. “I want to bring awareness to this issue and remind people who are searching for the perfect dog that black dogs have great personalities too.”