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Moving Portraits of Primates Living In Captivity

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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.

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

Anne_berry_photography

via LensCulture

  • http://pipicardellphoto.wordpress.com Pippi

    The pictures are startling! All of them have something in common…the sense of sadness and longing. They make me think about what wrong are we.