Photo series by Sham Jolimie on plight of primates

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By Fred Melot in New Photography on Monday 24 October 2011

Many species of primates are endagered. They are victims of their own cuteness (illegal pet trade), of deforestation, of poaching for bush meat and traditional medicine. This portrait series by Sham Jolimie seeks to raise awareness about the plight of our distant cousins.

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A Day at a Farm: photos by Rob MacInnis

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By Eve Politanoff in New Photography on Monday 4 July 2011

Rob MacInnis uses animals as a portrait subject in The Farm Family. This allows him to draw parallels between the idealization of the human form in contemporary fashion photography and the subjugation of animals by humans.

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Pets dressed up as famous people

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By Casper Johansson in New Design on Tuesday 17 August 2010

Dame Edna Everage looking anything but average, Michael Jackson small and sensitive? It all seems rather fitting, really. As does the rest of this brilliant series of photos featuring pets tussled, styled and pampered like the hungry celebrities that they are.

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Andrew Zuckerman

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By Nikki Savvides in New Photography on Wednesday 10 June 2009

Andrew Zuckerman’s beautiful photographs make me imagine how it would feel to be in close proximity to a menagerie of amazing creatures — orangutans, mountain lions, chameleons, and zebras. With a careful eye for what makes these animals unique, Zuckerman has, in his wonderful book Creature, shown the intimate side of animals that are usually considered ‘wild’. Up close and personal, these animals reveal what might be termed an innate humanness, or, perhaps, as I prefer, a pure and primal sense of emotion, a capacity that is too often denied to them by humans. Captured in this way, we see that it is not animals that are human-like, but humans that are animal-like: each of us share the same glimmer in our eyes, the same need for safety, food, companionship and belonging.

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