So, I am currently taking a photography class at my college and for our final project we needed to put five pictures together that follow a theme. I decided to take situations where animals have been abused and/or harmed due to man-made causes and put humans/kids in their places. I realize this idea could be controversial and may offend some, however, that is why I did it. I feel that a large percentage of our population chooses to look away from animal cruelty but pay more attention to humans who have been harmed or physically attacked. I am not trying to say that we shouldn’t help our fellow human beings in times of need, I only mean to say that I believe more people care for their own species over the well-being of the billions of other species that share this planet with us.
Which brings me to my project! Since my final project only required five pictures I chose to re-create:
Animal Abuse (particularly those who owners allow collars to grow into their necks)
Turtles being caught in fishing line
I want to add on to this project over the summer… but for now this is what I have completed.
Thank you everyone for you support! I really appreciated all the help in picking out which shots to use.
And of course, I need to thank my amazing models! You all did a wonderful job and put up with my making you lay in cold sand and sit in cages, etc. Thank you!
Far, Fast, and Deep,
Elora Malama West