I AM SOMEONE
19 NOVEMBER - 1 DECEMBER 2019 (10am to 5pm daily)
BONDI PAVILION GALLERY, BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY
A stunning series of emotive portraits of farmed animals by Australian photographer, Gary Sheppard. The aim of the project is to challenge and reconstruct society’s perception of farmed animals as sentient and emotional beings inspiring greater empathy and compassion towards them.Most of society rarely thinks about the farmed animals they are consuming. We do not consider who the animals were, how they lived or how they died. Our ambition with this work is to give faces to farmed animals. By depicting their beauty and depth we urge people to see the animals in a different light, to understand they are sentient beings who deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.The featured animals reside at Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary - many rescued were severe abuse and neglect cases; others have been among the lucky few to escape their once inevitable slaughter. All profit from this project will be donated to Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary, a not-for-profit, registered charity, to assist in their ongoing rescue and outreach work.
Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary
Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary provides care and shelter to farm animals in need - rescued from abuse and neglect. Set on 100 acres in the lower Hunter Valley, Sydney, Australia, the rescue animals are free to be themselves, free from harm and suffering. At the heart of our mission is the hands-on work of rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farm animals who literally have nowhere else to go. Through education and advocacy, we also work to change the way society views and treats farm animals. Founded in 2014, Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary is a not- for-profit, registered charity.
Gary Sheppard is a photographer based in Sydney, Australia. With over 30 years photographic experience, the majority of Gary’s work is involved with advertising campaigns for national and international distribution. Gary has won awards at Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Communications Arts, London International, Folio and AWARD shows and is an AIPP Master of Photography.