Sanctuary

Sanctuary

Portraits of Rescued Farm Animals

Book - 2012
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This first monograph by Lexington-based photographer Sharon Lee Hart is a book of dignified black-and-white portraits of rescued farm animals, accompanied by handwritten stories by sanctuary workers. A lifelong vegetarian, Hart considers farm animals "some of the most abused, overlooked animals on the planet." For this project, she traveled to sanctuaries in Virginia, Florida, Maryland, Michigan and New York State to document "the lucky few who are free to live out their lives in peace." Not surprisingly, after spending time with the animals she discovered that each had its unique personality. "Some are quirky or funny, while others sensitive, shy, playful, intelligent, mischievous, or inquisitive. And all seemed to have complex emotional lives." These characteristics come through in Hart's poignant photographs. Essays are by Karen Davis, president of United Poultry Concerns; Kathy Stevens, founder of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary; and Gene Bauer, founder of Farm Sanctuary.
Publisher: Milano : Charta, 2012
ISBN: 9788881588459
8881588455
Characteristics: 87 p. : ill. ; 18 x 25 cm

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May 19, 2013

Touching stories about rescued animals. The pictures are wonderful, but personally I would have preferred color photos. At first, I was frustrated trying to read some of the writing/printing, but it is interesting to see the hand-written write-ups by each rescuer - some of them pretty famous among the animal rights movement.

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