Publicado en If We Were Dogs
THE SHEPHERD’S REALM
More than a year ago, here on IWWD we wrote about the inception of “The Shepherd’s Realm”, a project by the Californian photographer Andrew Fladeboe. They are not only beautiful dog portraits posing on spectacular landscapes. What Andrew Fladeboe tries to explain are the millenary bond between humans and dogs, their raison d’être. A relationship that in contemporary society is still alive, showing in many different ways through service dogs: shepherd dogs, guide dogs, rescue dogs, therapy dogs… They are the protagonists in front of Andrew’s camera. He has been photographing them since 2011 throughout his journey around different countries. His latest stop was in New Zealand, a country where, thanks to a Fulbright grant, in collaboration with the Canterbury University, the photographer went through during 2014 to tell the modern history about service dogs. A project consisting of images and text that the photographer uploads as a journal on the web of the project during his stay at New Zealand visiting farms, houses, jails and training centers for service dogs. Pure anthropology.