Humans and Animals – The Complicated Bond

‘What do you see when you go to the zoo?’

One of my favourite and final projects for university is named ‘Humans and Animals: The Complicated Bond’. For me, photography is more than just taking a ‘pretty photo’ and I wanted to dedicate this to an entire project.

I aimed to challenge my own views and the public. I wanted people to consider the nature, purpose and effects of our entire relationship with animals, as portrayed in zoos around Europe.

Using an unusual perspective at the zoo, I hoped to illustrate both the bond and the distance between humans and animals. What people don’t realise is how sad the reality of a zoo is as they are only there because of our own impact on the natural world. I wanted this project to be very informative and almost documentary like, and to hopefully inspire others to care about the natural world.