From the article by Maria Chiorando for Plant Based News:
A highly-acclaimed book, which shares photos of elderly animals in sanctuaries, invites readers to ‘reflect upon what is lost when these animals are not allowed to grow old’.
“Allowed To Grow Old,” by Isa Leshko, features beautiful black-and-white portraits of elderly animals who were mostly rescued from abusive or neglectful situations.
Leshko, an artist and writer who focuses on themes of aging and animal rights, spent almost 10 years visiting sanctuaries across the US taking these images.
In a statement sent to Plant Based News, Leshko revealed that she started taking the series of photos shortly after caring for her mom who had Alzheimer’s disease, an experience which had a ‘profound effect’ on her – forcing her to confront her own mortality.