There’s a striking cinematic quality to the haunting images in London-based photographer Martin Usborne’s new series Mute: the silence of dogs in cars. “I took the photos for two reasons: firstly because I was once trapped in a car as a child and the feeling of being alone and without a voice has stayed with me for a long time but secondly because I’m very much aware that many animals are voiceless and mute at the hands of humans,” he explains. “These images are both about the loneliness and voiceless that we humans often feel but also a plea to listen more to the voices of animals.”
Prints of the works — which are currently on view at at theprintspace in London — are for sale, with 10% of proceeds going to Dogs Trust, an animal charity. Martin also has a book on dog photography that will be published next year.
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