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Amelia and her animals

Amelia and her animals

Amelia and her animals

Amelia and her animals
American photographer from New Jersey Robin Schwartz has been photographing her adorable daughter for more than 10 years. Amelia here is in a company of a variety of animals. The result has become impressive – two albums of beautiful and inspiring photographs – “The World of Amelia” and “kinship with animals.” Each album shows a girl next to wild animals to whom, at least as her mother sees it, they are like her brothers and sisters. Schwartz earned a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Pratt Institute and her photographs are held in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian American Museum of Art, Washington, D.C., The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Bibliotheque Nationale, France and The Museum Folkwang, Germany.

Between Amelia and these animals can be traced ineffable spiritual connection.

Between Amelia and these animals can be traced ineffable spiritual connection.

Critics say the photographs are staged, and don’t look natural. The girl is unemotional and indifferent toward animals. In fact, the girl has only recently begun to realize the fact that it is so easy and simple to communicate with all these animals, it is something unusual.
“Amelia was not taught to be afraid of animals, and her brothers and sisters – they are animals,” – says her mother – photographer.

“She feels comfortable with animals … She sad when she finds out that older children and adults are afraid of animals.”

Robin Schwartz says: “I’m more afraid of people. They – the most dangerous and violent animals on earth.” “In order to protect the daughter, I teach her to be careful with people and do not run across the street in the wrong place.”
As part of Photography Now 2013, select images from Schwartz’s collection will be on display at The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York through June 16, 2013.

Amelia and her animals

Robin Schwartz