An investigation into European zoos (The Zoo Inquiry) was undertaken by The Born Free Foundation in 2011, and again in 2016. The findings highlighted that many European zoos are keeping their animals in inappropriate conditions.
As part of the latest 2016 investigation, two renowned photographers were commissioned by Born Free to visit a selection of the zoos in Europe. The result was a set of powerful and harrowing photographs which demonstrate the need for greater protection for wild captive animals across Europe.
This year, these photographs will be on display to the public at the ONCA gallery in Brighton, from 21st-23rd July 2017, as part of Born Free’s Beyond the Bars campaign, which seeks to challenge the exploitation of wild animals in captivity.
Beyond the Bars Launch Event – 21st July 2017
The Beyond the Bars exhibition (21st-23rd July 2017) will launch with an opening event on Friday 21st, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. This will be an open event with no ticket purchase required, however donations will be gratefully received at the door.
Renowned photographer, Britta Jaschinski, will be attending the launch event, where she will give a short talk about her recent experience visiting some of Europe’s zoos, and offer personal insight into some of her photographs on display.