Galleries: Empty Enclosure

In the zoo there are almost invisible barriers created between us and animal. Cages are a thing of the past; modern zoos rely on thick glass or distance, adding a little water to separate one creature from another. While the physical and metaphorical distance between ourselves and animal becomes greater, a dominance is enforced over nature to create an environment strictly under human control and made almost entirely for our viewing pleasure.

The images are deliberately difficult to read at first glance, inviting the viewer to peer in and decipher exactly what has been captured and placed behind the glass. The accompanying video studies the reactions of people as they look into an enclosure.