Art History Week
Before my sister and I decided to join DeviantArt on this account, we did some serious investigation. At first glance, DA might not look like the art community that offers a home to photographers, but there's a true community of zoo photographers, pet photographers and wildlife photographers.
But what made people look towards animals for a subject of their photography in the past?
In this article, I'm taking you on a brief tour on the history of animal photography.
Animals have appeared in physical art for millenia. They can be found in decorative motifs, objects of wonder, and all kinds of symbols of human triumph.
Almost immediately after the introduction of photography - in 1839 - people directed their lenses towards animals of every kind. Pets were extremely popular, but also stuffed animals and wildlife, though in the