Isa Leshko’s Portraits of Aging Animals
Philadelphia-based photographic artist Isa Leshko turned her camera onto aging farm animals, horses and dogs to create a powerful study of mortality and aging. The body of work, captured with medium format film, is currently exhibited at the Corden Potts gallery in San Francisco and was inspired by the caregiving process she underwent with her parents.
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University interviewed Leshko in the fall of 2012 soon after the project was completed. The work has received attention from National Public Radio, Harper’s Magazine and Smithsonian.com and will be exhibited next month as part of the Richard Levy Gallery’s Miami Project.