Cruel to be kind
The current project Cruel to be kind tackles the issues surrounding endangered species in captivity. Almost every species in the world that is endangered is so because of human actions, whether through hunting or destroying their habitat. This project investigates the human relationship with animals in captivity and the paradox of confining wild animals in order to ensure their survival. The affects of human presence on the animals life is reinforced in the images through reflections of people in the animal's enclosures. The reflections leave impressions of people and their cameras over the animals, highlighting the disappearance of the animals in the wider world and the voyeuristic quality of the zoo.
Adam Bowman • Anna Bridges • Jacob Crabtree • Tania Gibson • Gillian Gilbert • Stephanie Halsall • Frances Hawkins • Sarah Jackson • Charlotte Nichols • Laura Ramsey • Annika Savola • Eleanor de Chastelain Simpson • Sarah Whiting • John Christopher Wrightson •