Hippie-Pitbulls: Flower Power von Sophie Gamand


Sophie Gamand hat für ihre Porträtserie „Flower Power“ Pitbulls mit Blumengebinde fotografiert, um sich so den Tieren, die in der Öffentlichkeit nicht gerade das beste Image genießen, „mit frischer Perspektive und offenen Herzen zu nähern“. (via BoingBoing)

„Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution“ is a series dedicated to the dogs grouped under the name of pit bulls. I wished to portray this misunderstood group in a different light. The general public and news media consider a „pit bull“ a dog that belongs to one of the following breeds, or simply looks like one: the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier, or any mix. To put it in a nutshell, most „Pit bulls“ are judged based on certain physical characteristics. Moreover, if they physically look like they belong to that group, they will be deemed dangerous by many, with no regard to their individual temperament…

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