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PHOTOGRAPHER STARTS NEW SERIES FEATURING PIT BULLS - “For this series, I imagined them like hippies, fighting the system and the image they are given with the power of love and the softness of flowers.”
Photographer Sophie Gamand has started a new series called “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution.” The dogs in the series are from Animal Haven, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and Second Chance Rescue, all based out of New York. Gamand is photographing the dogs in a different light to counter the often harsh way in which they are portrayed. Here’s her description:
"Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution" is a series dedicated to the dogs grouped under the name of pit bulls (the pit bull breed actually does not exist). I wished to portray this misunderstood group in a different light.
This project started as an excuse for me to discover more about pit bulls. Like many people, I admittedly had prejudices against them. But as an active volunteer with many rescue groups, I often came in contact with pit bulls and was slowly warming up to their sweet nature. I decided to confront my apprehensions and explore their soft side in a visual way.
I realized pit bulls were always portrayed in very urban, gritty photographs. The imagery associated with these dogs is often harsh, very contrasted, conveying the idea of them being tough. In my opinion, this feeds the myth that these dogs are dormant psychopaths. So I decided to take the other route and portray them like hippies, soft fairy-tale-inspired characters, feminine and dreamy. The idea of Flower Power blossomed.