We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for our forthcoming book, HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene. HIDDEN is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe, as depicted through the lenses of thirty award-winning photojournalists.
In recent months following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world has been introduced to “wet markets”. They are places common across Asia for all things perishable, such as fruits, vegetables, and – most notably – animals, dead or alive.
For the estimated 2,000 to 3,000 whales and dolphins currently held in captivity around the world, life is bleak, boring and unnaturally short. These highly intelligent and social beings are bred, trained, sold and shipped like commodities, and suffer from physical and psychological ailments.
In spite of what we now know about animal sentience, our priorities continue to lie in finding ways to maximize profit at their expense.
Over the last 60 years, global fish production has more than doubled, with half of that total coming from intensive fish farms. This will continue to rise as demand grows worldwide.
"I was overwhelmed by the suffering of millions at the fish market that night. I stood dumbly and filmed for hours but every fiber of my being was screaming for mercy - theirs and mine."