Throwaway Dogs
Project info

There is a hidden reality behind the dog breeding business, and that is that dogs have become a commodity that are increasingly regarded as disposable. With a surplus of young puppies entering the market, older dogs are often abandoned to shelters as they have become undesirable to their owners. For this project I wanted to highlight the dogs loneliness and how their individual personality affects their response to their newfound alien environment. The frame of the cage enclosing them is used to create a visual continuity throughout the images in order to mirror the continuing problem of abandoned and locked up dogs in our society.