Mark Ross | The Sun Magazine

Mark Ross

Mark Ross is a freelance photographer and a former volunteer with New York City Animal Care and Control.

— From May 2017
Photography

Animal Shelter

I have always admired companion animals, and several years ago I decided to volunteer at a shelter in New York City. By law the animals there had to be killed if they were not adopted within a short period of time. So I started taking photographs of the animals and posting them on social media. I wanted to convey their unique personalities as well as their loneliness and fear. Almost immediately the adoption rate at the shelter increased.

May 2017
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