I am please to announce my participation in Photo 17 in Zurich. The work that has been selected is about fish. Photo 17 is the premier photo event in Zurich with over 27 000 visitors last year.
Fish Wanted Dead or Alive is the next book project after Water the Essential. It is a continuation of a body of work about the environment. The pictures are of the life and death of fish and man's responsibility to the oceans and lakes and the creatures that live there. The human impact on global fishing has been devastating and it is time to ask questions and encourage debate on how we use the oceans and lakes in a responsible way, whilst respecting the animals that live there.
Through a series of portraits of fish, that are recently dead and others that are alive, he confronts the death of fishes that would otherwise be ignored. So often our food is packaged in away that removes the consumer from the hard truths of the creatures lives. Simply taking something off the supermarket shelf does not reflect the deeper and more complex story of how it got there in the first place.
I would love to see you at photo 17 at the Maaghalle in Zurich from the 6th till the 10th of January 2017
Vaughan James is a photographer and writer based in Zurich Switzerland