“This was on my bucket list of things to do,” says Robin Schwartz, professor of visual arts at William Paterson University, College of the Arts and Communication, whose photographs of rescued foxes from fur farms were recently featured in National Geographic.
“Animal photographers are usually required to stay on location for weeks and months at a time before having their work published in National Geographic, so this was a great opportunity to be published in National Geographic while I am working as a full-time professor,” she adds.
An award-winning photographer, Schwartz was honored with a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for her distinguished achievements as a photographer.She was one of 178 recipients chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada for the fellowship.As part of her Guggenheim Fellowship project, Schwartz photographed foxes at Save a Fox, a rescue sanctuary in Minnesota that includes foxes bred at fur farms and surrendered pets for sponsorship and adoption.
The article and photos can be seen at this link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/02/fur-fox-rescue/
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