Haverford College Exhibit
Isa’s work was recently on exhibit in a group show at Haverford College entitled, “The Female Gaze: A Survey of Photographs by Women from the 19th to the 21st Centuries”. The show, curated by William Williams, is a survey of photographs from the 19th century through to the present day created by female photographers. It includes work by Bernice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Imogene Cunningham, Nan Goldin, Dorothea Lange, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Lisette Model, Cindy Sherman, and Carrie Mae Weems.
Ethics of Captivity Book
“Abe, Alpine Goat, Age 21″ was included in Lori Gruen‘s book, Ethics of Captivity that was published by Oxford University Press in May 2014. Order your copy from the Oxford University Press site or from Amazon.
Isa recently participated in a two person show with Frank Noelker that was curated by Lori Gruen at Wesleyan University entitled, “Animal Dignity and an Ethics of Sight”. “Part of Isa Leshko’s motivation is to look aging and mortality straight on, to address her own fear of aging, but also to reveal something rather unusual—an aging farm animal,” said Lori Gruen during her gallery talk. “Farm animals are killed long before the end of what would be their natural life spans, so seeing them as elderly individuals challenges conceptions of who they are….These images highlight for me how we too often, perhaps inadvertently, undermine the dignity of other animals by failing to see them for who they are, beings who are worthy of respect.”
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has acquired a print of “Valentino, Holstein Cow, Age 19″ and Haverford College has acquired a print of “Pearl, Broad Breasted White Turkey, Age 7″. Each of these prints are new images from Isa’s Elderly Animals series that have not yet been released online. For purchase information on these new prints, please contact one of Isa’s galleries.
“Renowned Photographer Captures Aging NEPA Animals on Film” — WBRE-TV Eyewitness News, July 3, 2014.
“Heartbreaking, Beautiful Images Of Elderly Animals” — Beautiful Decay, Jan. 30, 2014.
“Elderly Animals Photo Series by Isa Leshko” — Lost at E Minor, Jan. 29, 2014.
“A Beautiful and Stark Photo Series Featuring Elderly Animals by Isa Leshko” — Laughing Squid, Jan. 17, 2014.
“Profoundly Touching Photographs of Elderly Animals” — Elephant Journal, Jan. 16, 2014.
“This Photographer’s Stunning Photos of Elderly Animals Will Touch Your Soul” — One Green Planet, Jan. 16, 2014.
“Incredible Black-And-White Photos Of Elderly Animals Will Break Your Heart” — Huff Post Arts & Culture, Jan. 15, 2014.