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Elliot Ross

Animal, Elliot Ross

Animal, Elliot RossAnimal
Elliot Ross
Schilt Published


112 pages
240 x 320 mm
ISBN 9789053307304


American artist Elliot Ross was intrigued by the portrait of his late cat, which his wife put up on the wall in their house. The cat seemed to stare right at him. Ross wondered if the cat had consciously looked into the camera when the photo was taken. What was the cat thinking at the time? In what ways is the consciousness of an animal different from that of a human being? Ross turned his thoughts and questions into a project:Animal. Photographing animals from around the world, he discarded their surroundings afterwards to make these isolated and powerful portraits.

About the Artist
Elliot Ross (b.1990) is an internationally exhibited photographer based in Colorado. His work has been widely published, with notable print features in National Geographic, TIME, The New York Times and The New Yorker. His work focuses on the human condition of the American West and how history and physical environments shape community and culture. Within this framework, his ongoing work investigates the water crisis unfolding across the American West, how indigenous communities of arctic Alaska are facing climate change through self determination, what the unresolved histories and residual ideologies of Manifest Destiny can tell us today, and the divisive nature of geopolitical borders.

About the Publisher
Schilt Publishing and Schilt Gallery are respectively a publishing house specialised in high quality photography books, and a commercial gallery representing a wide range of top class artists from all over the world.

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