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Animal Shelter Portraits
March 1, 2012
Contact: Adynah Johnson
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Deeply compassionate and haunting portraits of our furred friends.
“I hope this book furthers my mission to not only save animals, but raise awareness about the realities of kill shelters. To see up close and personal what these precious creatures look like and evoke what they must feel like as they await their uncertain fates.”
Every week thousands of dogs and cats are picked up from city streets and put into shelters, where they wait for people to adopt them. Those lucky enough to find a home leave the kennels within a couple of days; those who do not are euthanized. In Animal Shelter Portraits, photographer Mark Ross turns an unflinching eye on these helpless animals abandoned at kill shelters. His compelling photographs capture a snapshot glimpse of our animal companions in their moment of greatest need, acting as a reminder that our decision to adopt them is the difference between life and death. Each picture is paired with the subject’s name and story, making Animal Shelter Portraits an important book for animal lovers everywhere.
Mark Ross is a New York based photographer whose works centers on animals. His photographs have been used by groups promoting animal welfare and he has exhibited in New York City. A former volunteer with New York City Animal Care and Control, Ross has had unparalleled access to behind-the-scenes operations at New York’s shelters. Proceeds from this book will be donated to the No Kill Advocacy Center.
Mark Batty Publisher (markbattypublisher.com) is an independent publisher dedicated to making distinctive books on the visual art of communicating, showcasing the visual power and innovation of contemporary culture in all of its varied poses. Today, the visual comes at us from more places than ever, and its dissemination is faster and more advanced every year. Books from Mark Batty Publisher capture this acceleration on the pages of every book. Affordable, well designed, thoughtfully created, and produced to last, MBP books are artful products that readers want to hold onto forever.