A Captivating Photo Series That Captures The Unique Beauty Of The Often Overlooked Black Dog

A Captivating Photo Series That Captures The Unique Beauty Of The Often Overlooked Black Dog – 

In her beautiful photo series entitled “Overlooked Black Dogs“, New York City photographer Shaina Fishmanpartnered with Foster Dogs NYC and The Dog Matchmaker to raise awareness about Black Dog Syndrome(BDS). Similar to Fred Levy’s 2014 project, Fishman sees the beauty of these often overlooked black dogs and wants give them a better chance of being adopted. BDS can occur for many reasons, one of which is capturing the right image.

Black dogs are just as loving and just as playful but shelter staff can have a hard time photographing them. A good photograph is crucial to creating interest for a potential adopter. “While I can’t take great photos of every black dog in a shelter I can bring awareness to the problem and with this series show that black dogs are stunningly beautiful” says Fishman.

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#overlookedblackdogs Black dogs do not fair well in shelters. They are the last to be adopted and most likely to be euthanized. I teamed up with Sarah Brasky of @fosterdogsnyc to recruit 14 black rescue dogs to participate in a photo shoot. While I can’t take great photos of every black dog in a shelter I can bring awareness to the problem and with this series show that black dogs are stunningly beautiful. Check out the entire series, link in profile. Post a photo of your rescue black dog and tell us their adoption story and use #overlookedblackdogs. Don't have a dog? Find one at your local shelter or start your search with @thedogmatchmaker. #blackdogs #blackdogsrule #shainafishman #rescuedog

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