This Amazing Contemporary Photography Project Is Devoted Entirely To Cats

Here Are A Bunch Of F*cking Delightful Artsy Cat Photos. You're Welcome.

When Jon Feinstein, co-founder of Humble Arts Foundation, sat down to name his cat-themed photography show, a few titles sprung to mind. "I Got 99 Cat Photos and a Bitch Ain’t One"? "These Cat Photos Will Blow Your Mind and You’ll Never Guess What Happened Next…”? “Henri Kittier Bresson, and the Canon of the Photo Meows”?

Sadly, he went with a milder, less punny title -- "New Cats in Art Photography" -- but thankfully, the carefully curated selection of cat photos didn't suffer. With over 100 images, imagined by some of our favorite contemporary photographers, the digital exhibition is an homage to the internet age's obsession with all things feline. No pretension. Just cats.

Jamie Campbell, "Saddest Kitten," 2012

Given the art world's penchant for sticking its nose up at low brow trends beloved by internet plebeians everywhere, Feinstein's project is pretty spectacular. "New Cats" shows off the work of artists like Jill Greenberg, Amy Stein and Madoka Hasegawa, and by giving the fur balls center frame for just a moment, Feinstein hopes to redirect admirers to the photographers' non-cat specific portraits. We admire the philosophy: you come for the scintillating cat photos, stay for the genuinely intriguing aesthetics.

"Why do we love cats? Why are they one of the most viral entities known to post Generation X’ers and Millennials? Why are feline musings simultaneously click-bait dreams and equally one of the largest causes of social media animosity and 'de-friending?'" the exhibition description muses. "This exhibition won’t answer any of those questions. Nor will it project any theories on the impact of cats in our rapidly shifting contemporary photographic landscape, but it will give you a glimpse into how cats make their way into the work some of today’s most challenging (and diverse) photographers."

Behold, a bunch of f*cking delightful cat photos. All the artists' names are linked, so you can head to their websites to see, you know, the non-cat stuff too.

Sandra Stark, "Rayburn and the Watermelon," 2014
Rachelle Mozman, "Hannah," 2004
Ileana Hernandez, "Window Shopping," 2013
Marina Caneve, Untitled, 2014
Audrey Bardou, "Chat Loupe," 2011
Jill Greenberg, "Glitch Cat (Morris)," 2014
Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, "Black Cat," 2014
James Johnson, "Leap après la souris," 2013
Lex Thompson, "Kitten on the Crack," 2013
Adelaide Ivanova, "Adelaide," 2010
Robin Schwartz, "Jacob's Weekly Bath," 2009
Geralyn Shukwit, "Protected," 2013
Arne Svenson, "Strays," 2012
Jason Houge, "Cat Tree 2," 2013
Madoka Hasegawa, Untitled, From the series "Somewhere," 2013
Robin Schwartz, "Samantha," 2011
Alice Hargrave, "Pinky (love)," 1998
Natalia Wiernik, "The Protagonists," 2013
Barney Kulok, "Queen Benazir (reclining)," 2014

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