Desiring to cross the boundary between man and beast, Anne Berry‘s Behind Glass is an intimate portrait of primates living in captivity. From Belgium to South Africa, the Atlanta-based photographer traveled the world to shoot in various small zoos, taking time to truly reflect and capture the creatures on the other side of the barrier. The painterly black and white images feel both aged and emotional, each photo possessed with the solitude of the animal beyond. Here we are arrested with their subtle expressions and quiet curiosity. With each extended paw and unwavering gaze, their lives feel burdened with a melancholy of our making. Suspended between our world and theirs, the glass acts as a window to a soul, one that we discover is not so different from our own.
The 2nd Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers who are ready to kickstart their careers. Five talented photographers will be provided with the resources they need to get their career off to a strong start. Photographers of all disciplines are welcome to submit up to 5 images in any genre. We can’t wait to see your best work! Enter here.