«Robin Schwartz - Amelia & the Animals»



Amelia with Lorenzo, 2011 - Photo by Robin Schwartz


Robin Schwartz’s photographs are journeys into a world which she lives in with her daughter Amelia as well as various animals. Numerous photographs that show the young Amelia with exotic animals – tigers, chimpanzees, kangaroos, cats and dogs and countless other animals were taken 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.   

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.


Note: Robin Schwartz and her daughter Amelia Paul Forman will be at the «Schwarzer Montag» on August 17th, 2015, at 6 p.m. to talk about their long-term collaboration.


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
www.schwarzermontag.ch  |  schwarzermontag@keystone.ch



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