Hidden - Joaquin Phoenix-Backed Book Shows Humanity's Worst Atrocities

Joaquin Phoenix-Backed Book ‘Fearlessly’ Documents ‘Humanity’s Worst Atrocities’ Through Images

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene is written by award-winning photojournalists Jo-Anne McArthur and Keith Wilson


(updated 18th November 2020)

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HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene debuts today.

Award-winning photojournalists Jo-Anne McArthur and Keith Wilson co-edit the book. It documents ‘animals hidden from public view in the food system, entertainment, research, religion, and tradition’. 

HIDDEN contains a foreword penned by actor and vegan advocate Joaquin Phoenix . It is a 320-page collectible hardcover  featuring 200 images from 40 international photographers.

‘Valuable insight’

In a statement sent to Plant Based News, McArthur said the photos ‘prove there is an emergency confronting animals globally’.

She also said the book provides ‘valuable insight into the relevance of animal suffering to human health’.

Wilson added: “The animals we breed, sell and kill for our dinner plate. The animals we break and maim for sport and tradition, share many of the same emotions that we do… Sadness and joy, pain and fear, love and grief.”

Hidden debuted today

‘A searing reminder’

“The photojournalists represented in HIDDEN have entered some of the darkest, most unsettling places in the world,” said Phoenix. 

“The images they have captured are a searing reminder of our unpardonable behavior towards animals. [It] will serve as beacons of change for years to come.”

What is Anthropocene?

 Hidden’s title uses the term Anthropocene. This defines ‘Earth’s most recent geologic time period as being human-influenced’.

It is based on global evidence that processes such as ‘atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, and biospheric are now altered by humans’. 

You can purchase HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene here

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