Allowed to grow old : portraits of elderly animals from farm sanctuaries

Allowed to grow old : portraits of elderly animals from farm sanctuaries
Leshko, Isa, 1971-
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  • Published: 2019
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There's nothing quite like a relationship with an aged pet-a dog or cat who has been at our side for years, forming an ineffable bond. Pampered pets, however, are a rarity among animals who have been domesticated. Farm animals, for example, are usually slaughtered before their first birthday. We never stop to think about it, but the typical images we see of cows, chickens, pigs, and the like are of young animals. What would we see if they were allowed to grow old? Isa Leshko shows us, brilliantly, with this collection of portraits. To create these portraits, she spent hours with her subjects, gaining their trust and putting them at ease. The resulting images reveal the unique personality of each animal. It's impossible to look away from the animals in these images as they unforgettably meet our gaze, simultaneously calm and challenging. In these photographs we see the cumulative effects of the hardships of industrialized farm life, but also the healing that time can bring, and the dignity that can emerge when farm animals are allowed to age on their own terms. Each portrait is accompanied by a brief biographical note about its subject, and the book is rounded out with essays that explore the history of animal photography, the place of beauty in activist art, and much more. Open this book to any page. Meet Teresa, a thirteen-year-old Yorkshire Pig, or Melvin, an eleven-year-old Angora Goat, or Tom, a seven-year-old Broad Breasted White Turkey. You'll never forget them. -- Provided by publisher.

Related Subjects

Domestic animals--Pictorial works.
Animal sanctuaries--United States.
Domestic animals--United States--Biography.
Animal rights.

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ISBN:

9780226391373 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Leshko, Isa, 1971-

Title:

Allowed to grow old : portraits of elderly animals from farm sanctuaries / Isa Leshko ; photographs by Isa Leshko ; foreword by Sy Montgomery ; essays by Gene Baur and Anne Wilkes Tucker.

Publication Info:

Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

xiii, 126 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 27 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Contents:

Animal stories / by Isa Leshko -- What farm sanctuaries teach us / by Gene Baur -- Empathy that became advocacy / by Anne Wilkes Tucker.

Subject term:

Domestic animals--Pictorial works.

Subject term:

Animal sanctuaries--United States.

Subject term:

Domestic animals--United States--Biography.

Subject term:

Animal rights.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Montgomery, Sy,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Baur, Gene,

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Tucker, Anne,

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