Various artists: "Pant"

With its immediate and often casual nature, photography seems to be the ideal art form to portray dogs.  Most photographers don’t set out to create a specific “dog” body of work, in the way that they pursue certain landscapes, portraits, buildings, etc.  Yet dogs have a way of wandering into the frame, and once there, they are a hard subject to resist.  We are captivated by the way that they interact with their environment, and us.  They are just doing what dogs do—searching for food, shelter and companionship; playing; fighting; sleeping—but they navigate the world differently than we do.  They are unselfconscious and instinctual.  They plunge ahead in life without considering the impact of their actions.  These are traits that wouldn’t work particularly well for a civil society (it would literally go to the dogs), but we can’t help admiring the simplicity and enthusiasm with which dogs engage the world.   In Pant, we are pleased to present photographs from a superb group of artists, all of whom offer a distinct view on canine behavior, from the hard-working dogs in Mary Ellen Mark’s photos of a Vietnamese circus to Elliot Erwitt’s exuberant Parisian terrier to Daido Moriyama’s classic, menacing “Stray Dog.” 

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Friday, April 26, 2013
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339 S. 21st St., Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 04/26/2013 to 07/27/2013. .

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