French-born Brooklyn photographer Sophie Gamand, of Wet Dog fame, has been at it again, taking charming photos of rescued dogs to help them get adopted. This time, her subjects are dry (and decorated). Behold the wonder that is Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution. I love her talent for capturing those endearing facial expressions that only dogs can make.
Her effort this time is two-fold: she’s trying to help these dogs get adopted, but she’s also hoping to change the way pit bulls are perceived by the general public. Her mission statement makes a lot of sense:
“I created Flower Power to challenge the way we look at pit bull-type dogs. Everywhere around the world, these dogs are the victims of terrible prejudice and abuse, sometimes leading to terrible consequences such as the eviction of their owners, or the euthanasia of the dogs. In the US alone, upward of 1 million pit bulls are euthanized every year. By infusing a softer energy into their imagery, I am hoping art can change the fate of these creatures.” -SophieGamand.com
I really admire her crusade, and I would love to see these misunderstood dogs get a better deal. If you enjoy the photos, prints can be purchased on Gamand’s site, with some of the proceeds donated to pit bull rescue shelters.
All photos property of Sophie Gamand.