Zoo is a wild ride through Anders Petersen’s oeuvre, a racy edit of his work that has animals as its central theme. Whether they be conscious portraits of animals or a haphazard photographic encounter with a woman’s legs in python-print tights, Petersen draws out the animal and animalistic in all that he sees. At a typical zoo we are the spectators, peering in on creatures as they go about their existence, mostly oblivious to our presence. Yet in Zoo we find ourselves both behind and before the bars of the cage―with Petersen as the delighted zookeeper.
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Steidl (30 November 2017)