Pet Sounds: Why we love pet photos

Pet Sounds

Developing Animals (Matthew Brower)When photography started back in the 1800s, photographers were focused on strong and fierce animals. 

University of Toronto professor, Matthew Brower, who researched the long tradition of animal photography for his book, Developing Animals: Wildlife and Early American Photography, says it was more like sport hunting, capturing the image of a wild beast.

"Earlier iconography around animals, there's an emphasis on a kind of masculinity - virility of animals. One of the things that really drove photographic technology throughout the 19th century was the desire to photograph animals."

Listen to the podcast with Matthew Brower here.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



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