Elephant tears leave tracks
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In this photo essay I deliberately tried in most cases to hide the signs of captivity, to draw attention to the animals themselves, and in the case of the mammals, to try and capture something of the creature’s personality. And they do have such a thing, which raises many questions within my own mind about the nature of animal consciousness. Do some of them feel the pain of captivity. What would we feel if we knew what they feel? 

How do you know another mind? One incapable of communicating it’s experiences. Short answer… you can’t. That remains a question for philosophers. 

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Providence, Rhode Island

Roger William's Park Zoo

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