Amelia at «Schwarzer Montag»



Amelia on INCH - Photo by Robin Schwartz


Numerous photographs that show the young Amelia with exotic animals – tigers, chimpanzees, kangaroos, cats and dogs and countless other animals were taken by her mother, Robin Schwartz, over the last 13 years. The largest animal being an elephant, the smallest a cotton-top tamarin. The first photograph shows a three and a half year old Amelia, on the last one she’s a young woman.  

Robin Schwartz’s photographs are journeys into a world which she lives in with her daughter Amelia as well as various animals. The mother and daughter share an affinity with the animal kingdom, which allows them to live out their fantasies and explore their eccentricities together. Animals don’t just co-exist with humans, but also interact as full partners in the world they live in. Robin Schwartz’s photographs show living creatures, protagonists of her captured dramas. The world which Robin and her daughter Amelia experience is one where the line between human and animal is blurred, where animals are part of our world and humans are part of theirs.


Robin Schwartz and her daughter Amelia Paul were at the «Schwarzer Montag», Monday, August 17th, 2015, to talk about their animal love.


Robin Schwartz’s photographs, Amelia & the Animals, are exhibited at the «Schwarze Montag» until September 5th, 2015. The accompanying book is available at the Westflügel.

«Schwarzer Montag» im Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zürich  |




Grubenstrasse 45
CH - 8045 Zurich

+41 44 200 13 00  phone

What’s new

  • More
  • Less



© 2019 KEYSTONE Impressum Contact | FAQ | Terms & Conditions