This work is part of a collection of images taken across the state of Florida to document the creatures that live alongside people in both rural and urban settings.
An Illusion of Freedom
An Illusion of Freedom


Cages and pens are found within many of the images and serve as a reminder of the nature of captivity of animals in human environments. —Tessa Gehringer




Tessa Gehringer is an artist and photographer hailing from the American South. Her work features atmospheric, dreamlike, and often monochromic images that expose the psyche of her subjects as well as her own.