Magnum Gallery, Paris
5 June - 27 July, 2013
The animal fascinates, terrorises, symbolizes our beliefs, inhabits our imagination and is a source of emotional attachement and affection.
Very early, photography has captured this theme. In the 19th century, the animal was firstly photographed as a subject of scientific study. Gradually, the photographer proposed a more personal interpretation. Simultaneously, the animal took on a more important role in mans’ social and economic life; becoming domesticated, consumed, protected, hunted, it is ever-present in our daily lives. This confrontation generates...