Sveta Butko describes herself as a self-taught, professional, child and family photographer who lives in Israel.
About one year ago she volunteered for a for a photo project where she had to photograph abandoned animals for a calendar promoting animal shelters. This heart-breaking project taught her that animals and humans share the same need for love and happiness.
“Abused Doberman, a dog that lost his back legs in a car accident, a blind cat, a very old and abandoned dog – all of them has so different and unique stories, so different and unique lives,” the photographer shared.
“With this project, I wanted to remind that we are so unique but still so similar. All of us are looking for a warm hug, for a loving glance, for true happiness, for a best friend, for real support. We need someone who will take us as we are and will not judge us,” she explained.
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