Dog Days of Summer Grand Opening

Dog Days of Summer Exhibit
June 14th – August 10th
Grand Opening June 14th

Credit Van Productions, Dana Voorhees (executive producer). http://www.vanproductions.tv/aboutvan/index.html

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“Dog Days of Summer” is an exhibit that will feature a selection of photographs from the yearlong project “Landfill Dogs” captured by photographer, Shannon Johnstone. Landfill Dogs reveals the problem with associating pets as property while highlighting the souls who are lost due to animal overpopulation by photographing over 100 shelter dogs in an unlikely setting—a former landfill turned into a public park in Raleigh, NC. This landfill was active for 14 years (1994–2008), and during this time the animal shelter brought its euthanized animals there for burial. Photographer Shannon Johnstone on “Landfill Dogs”

“These are not just cute pictures of dogs. These are dogs who have been homeless for at least two weeks, and now face euthanasia if they do not find a home. Each week I bring one dog from the county animal shelter and photograph him/her at the local landfill. As part of this photographic process, each dog receives a car ride, a walk, treats, and about 2 hours of much-needed individual attention. My goal is to offer an individual face to the souls that are lost because of animal overpopulation, and give these animals one last chance. This project will continue for one year, so that we can see the landscape change while the constant stream of dogs remains the same.”


Hosted by Pet Sense

 

Partnered with Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society