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Elderly Animals as Reflection of the Meaning of Aging

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An American photographer has taken on a compelling subject. Isa Leshko has been shooting a series of photographs of elderly animals located in sanctuaries across America. The series was inspired by Leshko's experience care taking for her mother, who had Alzheimer's:

Leshko, who lives in Houston, Texas, started the series after a year spent caring for her mother, an Alzheimer's sufferer, in New Jersey. It offered her an oblique way of dealing with her grief, but the project also allowed the photographer to "challenge commonly held assumptions about… animals in their later years" and "raise questions about what it means to be elderly".

You can read more about this beautiful subject matter at the Guardian.



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