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Picturing Animals

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.

Fur Trim Is a Trap: The Visual Politics of Performance Activism
February 27, 2013

Fur Trim Is a Trap: The Visual Politics of Performance Activism

In our current times, so much animal suffering happens out of sight. The industrial production of food and fashion...

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Seeing Elderly Animals Through a Photographer’s Lens
January 30, 2013

Seeing Elderly Animals Through a Photographer’s Lens

In our contemporary world, industrial-scale agricultural operations have a lot invested in making sure that consumers don’t think too...

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A Dedication
December 27, 2012

A Dedication

Today it is common for animal rights activists to turn to visual imagery as a form of protest against...

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Picturing Animals: Lucky
December 8, 2012

Picturing Animals: Lucky

This column, with Dr. Keri Cronin, the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Brock University, explores the visual representations of...

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