Ashleigh Benton is a freelance photojournalist from New Brunswick, Canada, whose work focuses on the interrelation between human and non-human animals, issues surrounding non-human animal welfare, environmentalism, and the effects of the Anthropocene. Her area of study lends to her ardent interest in travel photography and portraiture, which critically engages with an anthropocentric planet Earth, and brings attention to issues of speciesism, ontological inequality, and social and environmental injustice. 

Ashleigh studied Photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and received a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art. Her study interests then turned to the field of Psychology and Neuroscience which she studied at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Ashleigh is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Anthrozoology from the University of Exeter, UK. Ashleigh's work has been featured in national and international publications such as The Globe and Mail and Vice Media. Ashleigh currently resides in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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