You may haven’t heard of her but you can find Robin Schwartz’s photos in such places as The Metropolitan Museum of Art or The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art amongst others. And it doesn’t surprise me.
Her work Amelia’s World: Animal Affinity can now be seen at her website, next to other animal related portfolio. There you can see a series of pictures where a lovely little girl interacts with all kinds of exotic animals: elephants, monkeys, lamas, kangaroos…
But they’re not anything like those shots portraying a tourist smiling next to a koala in Australia, they are about how all living beings are connected somehow.
In her own words:
My photographs are drawn from real journeys undertaken with my daughter, Amelia. […] Photography gives us the opportunity to access our dreams, to discover the extraordinary.
Extraordinary yet so costumbristic at the same time.