Hidden lives: the animals behind the products we consume – photo essay


Photojournalists capture the often unseen side of the meat, fur and entertainment industries, in a collection co-edited by Guardian collaborator Jo-Anne McArthur

Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene is a collection of work by 40 photojournalists from around the world, documenting the lives of animals used for research, entertainment and food. “The animals we use most in our daily lives are hidden. They’re hidden away in factory farms, fur farms, and in labs that use them in research and testing,” says photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, who co-edited the collection. “They are also hidden euphemistically; we don’t say we’re eating a calf, for example. We say we’re eating veal.”

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