Its Feathers Shine (2015)
Digital photography & self-published book
MA Thesis work - Documentary Photography, University of South Wales
‘Its feathers shine’ is a photographic project digging into the complex relation with a particular category of feathered animals: poultry. Although mainly bred for food, these bords are also judged in aesthetic competitions, and perfectly symbolized the articulated and often contradictory relation between the Human and the Animal. I used my camera to depict this complex relationship, photographing different realities around the UK, such as poultry farms and poultry shows, and using different strategies to create a project that narrates the bond between humans and birds, between Us and the Other.
A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.
You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.
W. Wallace - 'On Mere Being'