On the cover, award-winning Toronto photographer Brent Lewin captures a mahout affectionately embracing his pet elephant at an abandoned housing development in Bang Bua Thong, Thailand. Economic factors have forced mahouts from Thailand’s Isaan region along with their pet elephants to squat in half built townhouses and beg for money in Bangkok. For the past three years, Lewin has been documenting the plight of Asian elephants and their caregivers in Thailand. His work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, The New York Times, Applied Arts, and Discovery Channel Magazine. More of his work can be viewed at www.brentlewin.com.

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