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Amelia And The Animals: Photographer Mom Captures Daughter’s Love For Animals
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Animals, Parenting7 years ago

Amelia And The Animals: Photographer Mom Captures Daughter’s Love For Animals

Since she was 3 years old, Amelia has been posing with animals both exotic and common in an extraordinary photo series called Amelia and the Animals. The photographer behind the series, Robin Schwartz, is also the model’s mom!

The first photo in the book, taken in 2002, features a 3-year-old Amelia and a chimp named Ricky. Schwartz told the Telegraph that a book of chimpanzee photos she published in 1993, Like Us: Primate Portraits, had put her in contact with some “chimp people” who in turn helped open doors to access other exotic animals, like the elephants and tiger cubs that Amelia has also posed with.

Schwartz writes that her daughter is a natural around animals, showing “enormous fortitude and ingenuity in relating to each individual animal with kindness and respect” and exhibitng a calming effect on them.

The photographer’s biography can be found here and her publisher’s store can be found here.

More info: robinschwarttz.net | Facebook | Instagram | Amazon (h/t: telegraph)

Schwartz’s book of her photos with Amelia is available on Amazon.

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7 years ago

I wish I had the chance to live so close with those beautiful animals♡ Lucky girl:)

AnjellyMacWynn
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7 years ago

I disagree. Not everyone has to smile for the camera to be experiencing joy. I find all of these pictures quite beautiful & profound.

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ReginaKearns
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7 years ago

she loves them and they love her. she doesn't need to smile. she is exactly where she wants to be imo.

CeliaMcKenna
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7 years ago

Is she ok? There is no joy in her eyes.

Ramlaal'Aalam
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7 years ago

Here come the psychoanalysts of the Internet!

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Community Member
7 years ago

I wish I had the chance to live so close with those beautiful animals♡ Lucky girl:)

AnjellyMacWynn
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7 years ago

I disagree. Not everyone has to smile for the camera to be experiencing joy. I find all of these pictures quite beautiful & profound.

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ReginaKearns
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7 years ago

she loves them and they love her. she doesn't need to smile. she is exactly where she wants to be imo.

CeliaMcKenna
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7 years ago

Is she ok? There is no joy in her eyes.

Ramlaal'Aalam
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7 years ago

Here come the psychoanalysts of the Internet!

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