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November 18, 2020 - The Guardian

'Some of the darkest places in the world': Joaquin Phoenix on a photobook about slaughterhouses

'Some of the darkest places in the world': Joaquin Phoenix on a photobook about slaughterhouses
Slaugherhouse in Mexico, from 'HIDDEN, Animals in the Anthropocene'Credit: Aitor Garmendia

In Hidden, 40 photographers go inside factory farms and abattoirs to create a global indictment of the meat industry.

Slumped in the darkness of a narrow corridor lies a pig with hopeless eyes. Each strand of hair is defined, and every line, wrinkle and crease on its body seems to express the cruel conditions of its life. The photo, by Finnish photojournalist Kristo Muurimaa, is just one of the many shocking images compiled in the photo book Hidden. Created by photojournalist and animal rights activist Jo-Anne McArthur, Hidden sheds light on industrial scale factory farms and slaughterhouses and is an indictment of the meat industry.

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