pooches for perusal

The world of vintage photography has always had the potential to amaze and bemuse. Experimental image-making combined with a childlike desire to dress-up before the camera and play make-believe has ensured that the legacy from those early days is dappled with some very strange goings on.

And the contents of ‘Photography Going to the Dogs’ proves to be no exception.

This exhibition at The Kennel Club Art Gallery in Mayfair (yes, you read that right – it’s a dog club with its own art gallery) is documenting 100 years of dog photography between 1850 – 1950, with many of the images being taken from the famed Libby Hall Collection. Be prepared to see an array of dogs and their two-legged friends from all walks of life in frankly what are at times some baffling and bizarre situations.

Here are some of the canine highlights for your perusal…


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