Charley Hill Suffering

The project ‘The Invisible Suffering’ explores and investigates the aftermath that animal cruelty causes. High numbers of abused animals end up in shelters while exhibiting behavioural problems as a consequence of on going systematic abuse.

The project uses an unusual approach to symbolise the animals’ body parts by capturing strong, abstract compositional angles, which successfully exposes a new perspective of her subject without their identity being immediately apparent. Photographer Miguel Ribeiro, who selects human body parts and creates obscure, abstract images in interaction with objects or landscapes, has been a huge influence in Hill’s project. The project is a positive and engaging representation of the transformation in which an animal can make. Predominantly, the photographers own thoughts and opinions are recognised in the images allowing the project to be a personal and truthful depiction.