In zoos we have grown accustomed to viewing wild animals in captivity, with the restricted living enclosures and the bored, repeated behaviour. Over time, conditions in many of these places have improved through the necessity and interests of conservation practices. However, in their newly constructed and larger 'natural' worlds, the animal's lives are still entirely controlled by humans. Their enclosed and glass worlds may provide protection from poaching, hunting and extinction, but safety comes at a cost. In the surface that separates the animal and the human, fleeting suggestions of their original distant habitats merge with the urban or artificial, reflecting back to us, the space and freedom that was once theirs.
Hollie Boxall • Jack Butcher • Steve Edwards • Charlotte Elkins • Chloe Holland • Jessica Kinsey • Aleksandra Kondracka • Clare Krige • Lucy Saunders • Luke Tubbs • Lily Wootten •