Behind Glass refers both to the glass or boundaries of an enclosure and to the glass of the camera lens.
Often I find myself gazing into the eyes of a monkey, his hand touching the glass wall that separates our worlds. The window works not only as a framing device but also to add atmosphere and narrative, left for the viewer to interpret.
Primates especially are able to remind people of the undeniable connection between man and animal, and this feeling evokes a memory of a time when man was part of nature.
— Anne Berry
Natural History, by
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