Joaquin Phoenix has written the foreword to an upcoming photobook that ‘shines a light on the invisible animals in our lives; those with whom we have a close relationship and yet fail to see’.
HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene, features the work of 30 award-winning photojournalists including Aitor Garmendia, Jo-Anne McArthur, and Andrew Skowron.
We Animals Media, which is publishing the book, says the ‘stories within its pages are revelatory and brutal’, describing it as ‘a historical document, a memorial, and an indictment of what is and should never again be’.
“The animals you will meet in this book are important, and the documentation of their lives is one crucial piece of the puzzle when it comes to animal justice,” says We Animals Media of the book.
“HIDDEN serves as a document that gives credibility to the coverage of its subject matter. Painful and graphic images are often overlooked by mainstream media, and they need a home that won’t disappear in the frenzy of social media or the daily news.
“HIDDEN creates historic representation, and we will make sure the book will reach changemakers in the world of journalism, policy, and campaigning.”
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“HIDDEN: will forever act as a powerful document of the brutal nature of humankind. The damning indictment of our darker nature. I hope that all who gaze upon its pages, unlock the realisation that our chosen path is not one of pure survival, but that of self-annihilation. What we have done to our animal cousins of fur, feather and scales will shape the collective karma of our entire species, far into the future. We have a choice to change this future. This book is a reminder of a dark past we should leave behind.” @robbie_lockie? ? I am thrilled to announce that I have joined forces with @weanimals to bring attention to their forthcoming book, HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene. ???? ? HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene is an unflinching book of photography about our conflict with non-human animals around the globe, as depicted through the lenses of thirty award-winning photojournalists. ? This historic book is a memorial, an indictment, a call to action, and it invites us to (re)consider our relationship with #animals.? ? The animals you will meet in this book are important, and the documentation of their experiences underscores the emergency confronting animals globally. This book is proof of what is and what should never again be, giving credibility to the coverage of this critical subject matter.? ? Painful and graphic images are often overlooked by mainstream media, so HIDDEN provides a permanent platform that won’t disappear in the frenzy of social media or daily news. ? ? My role as a HIDDEN Ambassador is to help We Animals Media (WAM) get this book into as many hands as possible. I’ll be posting updates over the coming months and I invite you to follow along!? Robbie Lockie PBN Cofounder ? Pre-order your copy of HIDDEN at the LINK IN BIO, tap the bio link and again on this image. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/2587971/x/23248299?secret_perk_token=98b5031d ? ? #HIDDENbook #AnimalsintheAnthropocene #WeAnimalsMedia.? .? With your support, we are determined to inspire even more people to see these animals in hopes of bringing an end to these inexcusable industries. ? ?
‘Our unpardonable behavior towards animals’
Joaquin Phoenix said: “The photojournalists featured in HIDDEN have entered some of the darkest most unsettling places in the world.
“The images they have captured are a searing reminder of our unpardonable behavior towards animals and will serve as beacons of change for years to come.”
Plant Based News co-founder Robbie Lockie as an ambassador for the book. He said: “I am thrilled to announce that I have joined forces with @weanimals to bring attention to their forthcoming book, HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene.
“My role as a HIDDEN Ambassador is to help We Animals Media (WAM) get this book into as many hands as possible. I’ll be posting updates over the coming months and I invite you to follow along.”