Some animals are "manufactured" as food, while others are pampered as pets — it's an uncomfortable contradiction that most people prefer to ignore, but the conflicting realities are examined directly with this photo project commissioned in the Netherlands.
Jan Van IJken Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hollandse Hoogte, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jan van IJken is a documentary photographer and filmmaker, specializing in long-term personal projects. He published 3 photobooks: A touch of Divinity, New Neighbours and Dierbaar / Precious Animals. His first film Facing Animals was released in 2012. It was screened at many international filmfestivals and won a few awards.