By Jo-Anne McArthur
In contemporary years, the function of zoos and aquaria as centres for conservation, schooling, and leisure has been positioned lower than scrutiny. From the debate 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 defense within the wild and lots of different technique of studying in regards to 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 positioned in zoos and we animals who examine them. As along with her first booklet, We Animals (Lantern, 2013), McArthur’s target is to ask us to mirror on how we notice or forget about each other throughout the bars, around the moat, or on both sides of the glass. Captive is a e-book that would problem our preconceptions approximately zoos and aquaria, animal welfare, and simply what or who it's we expect we see once we face the animal.
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