International Photograph Awards
September 27, 2019
Honored "NOT Pets" has been awarded 1st in International Photography Awards in Nature/Animals/Pets.
NOT Pets series exhibits primates that were kept as pets, discarded, and then rescued by Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary.
I photographed Puchi, the brown capuchin & the other primates at Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Gainesville, Florida USA this past March. Puchi was found wandering along an expressway in Chicago. He had tooth extractions & significant hair loss due to a possible fire, causing a chronic upper respiratory problem. Raja, one of the marmosets were being kept illegally as a pet in a tiny birdcage. Cuzco, the weeper capuchin was illegally caught in the wild in 2008. He was the only one to survive the wooden crate without food or water during shipping. Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary is a loving and caring facility that has rescued these discarded pets.