Jo-Anne McArthur has been photographing animals in zoos for more than 10 years, and now she has put these photos together in a book, Captive, in which she looks deeper into the relationship between animals and humans.
In over one hundred photographs, Captive reveals the lives of animals in zoos and aquaria around the world. The book will include images from over 20 countries on five continents, shot most recently in the last year while McArthur was working with The Born Free Foundation in Europe.
Accompanied by essays by Born Free Foundation’s Virginia McKenna and philosopher Lori Gruen, the images and stories are also shared online through A Year of Captivity. Images from both projects will be exhibited at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre from 7 to 10 September.