Jo-Anne McArthur – Captive Animals and the Future of Zoos
Friday September 8, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Marilyn Brewer Community Space (Photography Exhibit - ALL WEEKEND) | Special Presentation
Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto. She has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years; a relationship she will be carefully scrutinizing and sharing in her photography exhibition that questions the future of zoos and the ethics surrounding animals in captivity.
She is the author of two books: We Animals and Captive, and will be presenting her photo exhibit on the future of zoos and the ethics surrounding animals in captivity.
We’re at an important point in history right now. More than ever, ordinary people are thinking about the ethics of keeping animals in captivity for our entertainment. This reflection will help propel us into a new era of (re)considering our relationship with other animals. Captive and its social media companion project, A Year of Captivity, aim to be a part of these important discussions.