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Animal Shelter Portraits

4.54 of 5 stars 4.54  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Every week thousands of abandoned dogs and cats are picked up from city streets and put into shelters, where they wait for people to adopt them. Those lucky enough to find ahome leave the kennels within a couple of days; those who do not are euthanized. In AnimalShelter Portraits, photographer Mark Ross turns an unflinching eye on the unfortunate animals stranded at kill s ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Mark Batty Publisher (first published November 1st 2011)
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This book paints a realistic portrait of what actually happens at shelters. For someone who isn't involved in animal rescue or welfare, they should definitely pick this book up and find out what they don't know.
If you've been looking for something to make you cry instantly, this is the book for you. Either that, or to make you adopt an animal instantly.
Angela Hunt
I'm a photographer at an animal shelter, and I take the opposite approach from Mr. Ross--I want the animals to appear happy and healthy, so families will see them as desirable and adopt them .

Still, Mark Ross's technique--showing the animals in their pain, isolation, and illness--has its place. If these images, many of them painful, are what it takes to move people to action, then I can't fault it.

Powerful images, and I'm still trying to figure out how he processes them to get that particular
A stunningly poignant book of what shelter life is really like for these poor discarded animals. As always, each of Mark's pictures tells a story of betrayal, neglect, sadness, and yet, hope. Mark's pictures have helped to save countless shelter animals in NYC and shelters elsewhere....His work is amazingly deep and I am proud to call him a friend.
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