We can learn as much about ourselves from the nature of our zoological gardens as we can about the animals contained within them. They reveal a fragmented, dichotomous relationship with the natural world, inherent speciesism and a reverence for the exotic.
This project attempts to visually explore and challenge the essence of what we see, and what we don’t see, when we visit the zoo. Many of the images are abstract, drawing attention to details that might challenge the memory of a number of visitors to the zoo. They are intended to remind viewers of the limited way in which we see, even at a site where we go especially to look.
© Hela Shamash Photography LTD