16.09.2019  •  Photographers NEWS

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'Underwater Prison' – the personal project realized by photographer Marcus Philipp Sauer with inmates of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

A free moment during a production was used by photographer MARCUS PHILIP SAUER for his personal project entitled 'Underwater Prison', for which he photographed at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta on Pemberton Place. It is equipped with a 31,000 m³ salt- and freshwater basin containing more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species – making it the largest aquarium worldwide at the time it was opened. Among its absolute highlight attractions are four young whale sharks, three belugas and two manta rays. 

Marcus Philipp Sauer on his motivation: “Even though you try to avoid aquariums and zoos, it became necessary to visit one after all to capture these photos. Despite the fact that proprietors always claim their importance with regard to research and conservation, they are above all interested in one thing: profit. And animals must suffer so that we can stare at them.” 

If you were planning a visit, we can offer you an alternative: the aquarium of the future. The digital software system LightAnimal was designed by Japanese duo Haruyoshi Kawai and Keisuke Saikai. Visitors can experience realistic, life-size whales, dolphins and other wild animals in their natural habitats without harming them or causing distress to wildlife. GoSee : lightanimal.net // youtube.com/watch

 
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