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Sophie Gamand
Featured photographer

Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution

America euthanizes upward of 1 million pit bulls every year. Victims of prejudices that associate them with violence, they have become disposable dogs. Working with shelter pit bulls (pit bulls waiting for adoption in various shelters),  Sophie Gamand created a gallery of ethereal portraits to not only help these dogs get adopted, but also change the way we look at pit bulls in general. Sophie wondered if photography could be a tool powerful enough to rebrand the most misunderstood dogs.

Since 2010, Sophie Gamand has been focusing on dogs and our relationship with them. Exploring the canine world is a way for her to better understand humans. With dogs, we have created and subdued an entire specie for our own needs and purposes. She believes this should give us tremendous responsibility towards them. Coming from Europe where abandonment of dogs is a minor issue, she was extremely surprised to discover the astonishing quantity of shelters in America and how many dogs are euthanized each year. She decided to get involved with rescue groups and shelters, and she has been donating photography time and expertise to them through her Striking Paws project.

© All photos courtesy of Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand

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