This exhibition of photographs of dogs looks at the relationship between humans and canines. The exhibition includes historic photographs from the late 1800s by Eadweard Muybridge, classic images by the famous French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue from the early 20th century, well-known contemporary photographers Elliott Erwitt and William Wegman, and many others. “To the Dogs” will reveal the diverse ways that dogs as domestic pets and wilder animals are part of society – as companions, helpers, labourers, even performers. A film series of classic dog movies will also be presented.
Featured in this exhibition will be a temporary dog portrait studio operated by Shari Hatt. This award-winning Canadian artist who has photographed celebrity dogs own by the Duke and Duchess of York and British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, will be available for portrait sessions by appointment. A series of Hatt’s dog portraits, many of which are in major museum collections, will also be in the exhibition.
A PHG catalogue including photographs by William Wegman, Larry Towell, Lee Friedlander, Alec Soth and many more and an essay by the poet Peter Culley is co-published with Arsenal Pulp Press.