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Touching Portraits of Aging Farm Animals

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Isa Leshko is a photographer based in Philadelphia. Leshko grew up in Carteret, an industrial town situated off the New Jersey Turnpike. She received her BA from Haverford College, where she studied cognitive psychology and neurobiology.

These images are from her series, Elderly Animals, which she began after spending a year caring for her mother who has Alzheimer’s disease. Instead of photographing her family, she found an outlet for her experience in a series of portraits of aging farm animals. Her luminous photographs are a moving expression of empathy, but also a celebration of life.

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This post was contributed by photographer Andi Vollmer.

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    This is one of the most touching galleries i’ve ever seen. Probably because most farm animals today never get to live this long.

  • Sean

    Very touching photos . These animal photos say so much!

  • brigitte de cirugeda

    so real..
    so beautiful it’s eally amazing

  • http://catherinemeyersartist.blogspot.com catherine meyers

    Wow these are so beautiful. Thank you for taking these photos and thank you for sharing them!

  • Nelson Davis

    You truly have a marvelous ability to capture the true perspective of life and the toll it takes on us all,including these wonderful animals you have captured in your photos! Thank you!