Humans of Animals – A Modern Fable
Humans of Animals is a concept that strives to portray an idea of anthropomorphized animals and their integration into modern human society. It’s a contemporary photographical fable, written by as a series of intimate portraits designed to evolve and reveal the humanity of animals. The photographs are often taken as extreme close-ups, conceived in a way that viewers might discern the subjects more intimately, aspiring to provide a reflection of their own thoughts and feelings within the frame of the image.
The project is also an allegory of human struggle to find purpose in a disintegrating modern society ruled by technology, and it offers a humorous quest for meaning beyond superficiality of our digital zeitgeist. Humans of animals, or humanimals, are depicted as intelligent, witty and fully developed personas who are using technology and internet on a daily basis. They tweet, snapchat and tinder while having the same first world problems and existential dreads as we humans do.
Each photograph is accompained by a description that gives humanimals a name and a job, along with a complementary tweet message written by one of them. The description aspires to give humanimals a voice, and portrays them as unique individuals and characters, capable of complex thoughts and feelings – and writing tweets, of course.
Humans of Animals is also a conservatory project and it strives to raise awareness about the important questions of animals rights and their protection.
…and here’s the welcoming tweet from Lawrence the lion, creative director of the Humanimals movement:
‘Hello humans! We are the modern animals and we’ve just discovered the internet. It’s a fantastic thing, but seriously, there is no Google translate for Cat language yet? Come and join us, see the photos and read the freshest tweets from our fellow humanimals! ’
Our goals are:
1. sell prints and directly help animals in need by donating 5-15% from the sales
2. build an international network for helping animals and save animal lives, increase donations to 20-30% from the sales
3. save entire species from extinction, increase donations to more than 50%
You would like to contribute to our cause? Or report an animal rights issue near you? Write us at: Woof@HumansOfAnimals.com