HSFI Student Highlight

Our latest post from HSFI comes from Photo II student Kyara Moran, who highlights a local photographer she admires:

The artist Sophie Gamand is a photographer and animal advocate who lives and works in New York. Since 2010, Sophie has been focusing on animals in shelters to help bring awareness to their fate and help them get adopted. My personal favorite series is Flower Power because it focuses on Pitbulls and brings light on the negative stereotypes and prejudice assumptions that have surrounded the breed.  I enjoy the sense of surrealism present on the image, [which] creates a painted effect rather than a photograph. The shadows that are located on the dogs bodies and outer edges of the portrait combined with their expressions depict soft and innocent images and representations of pit bulls, challenging the view of the overall breed. –Kyara Moran

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