24 pp., color ills., English.
Real Independent 2013.
"How do we, urban animals of the 21st century, relate to "other animals"? Whatever the relationship, the dominant idea is that man is a superior species. However, increasingly it appears that we have abused our position as "top species". What can we learn if we really try to listen to, collaborate with or put ourselves in the animals' place? And how can we use these insights, to our benefit too, to build a more acceptable and sustainable future?" (KAAI THEATER)
"I made images for the book in the moments, I was not able to communicate with people.They are postcards for my niece, who kept asking me, why do I have to travel?
I photographed mostly 'Urban Pets', humanized by different societies. My images are full of little stories about reality, which is not given to us, but we have to create it. I believe spoken stories are as much important as written ones.
In the book I left few empty pages. There is no manual, how to use them. I want audience to react and interact with reality I am showing. I want them, to change 'Animal Imago' into their own book." (L.N.)
About the photographer (*1977 in Humenne, Slovakia):
Other books by Nimcova:
'Leftovers' [english version] (2009)
'Zvysky [slovak version] (2009)
'UNOFFICIAL III' (2008)
'Unofficial' [two books in the box] (2008)
'Double coding' (2008)
'Models by Maria' (2007)
'Rusyns - lost homes' (2006)
'Slovensko 003 / Slovakia 003' (2003)
Lucia Nimcovas bekanntestes Buch ist 'Unofficial' das 2008 erschienen ist.
Dieser, bereits 2003 erschienene Band 'Animal Imago' rictet sich an Kinder mit ihrer Liebe zu Tieren. Nimcova hat beiläufige Szenen, wie sie auch und besonders Kinder wahrnehmen, abgelichtet und farbige Seiten eingefügt, auf die Kinder ihre Fotos einkleben können und etwas malen/schreiben können.