Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Axel, 2016, Der Grüne Zoo, 2016, Wuppertal, Germany, Lion-Tailed Macaque © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Boma, 2012, Krefeld Zoo, Krefeld, Germany, Western Lowland Gorilla © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Floris, 2014, Der Grüne Zoo, 2016, Wuppertal, Germany, Brown Headed Spider Monkey © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Lulu, 2014, Zoo Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Chimpanzee © Anne Berry

Behind Glass is a series of portraits of primates made over the course of ten years in small zoos throughout Europe. Alone, patient and silent, in these monkey houses Anne Berry establishes a more than passing connection with her subjects. She captures the unique personality of each of these animals; it is clear that they are posing for her and that there exists a human-primate bond. Berry’s goal is to motivate people to feel compassion for primates and an obligation to protect them.

Most of the primates she photographs qualify as endangered, and all of them are facing stress from loss of habitat and human
activity. The plight of primates on earth is urgent; our indifference will condemn them to extinction, and we will follow.

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Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Eja, 2012, Der Grüne Zoo, 2016, Wuppertal, Germany, Bonobo © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Louis, 2011, Zoo Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, Crested Black Macaque © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog
Luuk 2013, ARTIS Zoo, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Black Spider Monkey © Anne Berry
Anne Berry - Behind Glass - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: Behind Glass by Anne Berry published by Shock Design Books 2021 | Photographs by Anne Berry | Message from Jane Goodall | Forwards by Jerry Cullum and Jo Setchell | 112 pages with 50 duotone plates | Hardcover | 9 x 9 inches | Edition of 472 | ISBN: 978-0-9963189-5-2. Available here.

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Anne Berry is internationally recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals. Since 2010 she has traveled to small zoos in Europe to photograph primates in small zoos. Alone, patient and silent, she makes portraits that reveal the unique personality of each of these animals. This project culminated in a folio published by 21st Editions, an edition of 17, held in museum and library special collections, including The National Gallery of Art. Berry published Behind Glass, 2021 to make the images accessible to a wider audience.

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