The central premise of Picturing Animals with Dr. Keri Cronin is that the ways in which animals are represented have very real, concrete, and material implications for the ways in which they are treated. The power of visual imagery to shape dominant attitudes about animals or, conversely, to challenge common understandings about them is something that those who advocate on behalf of animals need to think critically about. This column will alternate between images from previous eras and those produced in our current times to underscore this point.
In recent months, Mercy for Animals Canada has been commanding the attention of Canadians like me as footage from...Read More →
One of the things that makes art such a powerful tool for activism is that it can create a...Read More →
I had been to a stockyard before, but that was many decades ago… I grew up in a part...Read More →
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I was delighted to hear that Sue Coe was recently named this year’s winner of the prestigious Dickinson College...Read More →
As I was nearing completion of my undergraduate studies in Art History, I had a crisis of conscience. As...Read More →