Saturday, April 23, 2011

Photos of Elderly Animals

I was intrigued when I came across an article sharing photographer Isa Leshko's photos of elderly animals or animals at the end of their lives. I was intrigued by this project and the concept behind it. It's absolutely true that photos of ducklings, puppies, and baby ferrets are found all over as well as animals in their prime, as Leshko states. I liked the spotlight being turned on elderly animals. Her photos are touching and I get a sense of gentleness through them.

The back-story of the project: Leshko cared for her mom, who has Alzheimer's disease, for a year. She started taking the photos as a way of dealing with her feelings from that time.

More photos may be found on her site.

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