Silvia Amodio – journalist, photographer, documentary filmmaker – has been carrying out a zoo-anthropological study investigating the relationship between human beings and animals, research that originated from a dissertation in Hawaii on the linguistic skills of dolphins.
Human dog feeds love is the synthesis of a long collaboration with Coop Lombardia that uses photos to portray the strong bond between people and pets, and how in the last fifteen years they have conquered more and more space in human society, becoming part of the family. The photographic project is part of the “Feed Love” campaign, a campaign promoted by Coop Lombardia that provides a permanent collection of food for dogs and cats, delivered to those who need it through some animal welfare associations. A concrete commitment that through exhibitions and conferences becomes an occasion to promote and inspire interdisciplinary reflections on the correct relationship between man and nature, to which numerous scholars and intellectuals have contributed.
For two years a calendar has been published in which the author’s photographs interact with the drawings of the director and animator Bruno Bozzetto. The 2019 edition features texts by Guido Guerzoni, professor at Bocconi University and author of the essay Pets: how animals have invaded our lives and our hearts.
“When men and animals combine their lives, a family relationship is created. This is the
contemporary family, which has broadened its social structure to proudly assume a multi-species configuration” (Paola Fossati, guarantor for animal rights in the city of Milan).