Mortality and aging are never an easy subject to discuss. Finding meaning and joy in life in the face of physical limitations and challenges.
In an unusual project, Isa Leshko, a fine-art photographer who lives in Philadelphia, set out to capture glimpses of animals at a time when they rarely attract much admiration or media attention — in their twilight years (1). The photographs, part of a series called “Elderly Animals”, are intimate and at times gripping (2).
You can view more photos at Ms. Leshko’s Web site (3), which also contains a short documentary by Mark and Angela Walley about her “Elderly Animals” project (4).
1. The New York Times Well Blogs. What we can learn from old animals. December 29, 2011.