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Martin Usborne - Kehrerverlag Heidelberg

Galerie Photo 12 , Paris
12.06. – 31.07.2015

Martin Usborne
Where Hunting Dogs Rest

Every winter throughout Spain it is estimated that up to 100,000 hunting dogs are abandoned or killed at the end of the hare-coursing season when they are no longer needed, perform badly or are too old. This book documents those dogs that have been rescued and sets them against the locations in Spain where they are typically abandoned: the sides of roads, the ravines, the rivers, the edges of towns, and the empty car parks. Shot in a style that references the tone and mood of Velázquez who painted at a time when these dogs were treated with great respect, Martin Usborne’s photographs show both the classical beauty of the animals but also the ugliness of their modern situation – their bodies are weakened, their expressions fearful. The dogs in these pictures are the fortunate ones – they have found a place to rest and recuperate. The landscapes bear testament to those less fortunate animals who find a different kind of rest beside the roads, in the rivers, or out in the open plains. Following his successful book The Silence of Dogs in Cars (Kehrer 2012) Martin Usborne again presents unusual and moving portraits of dogs.

Authors: Martin Usborne, Max Houghton
Artists: Martin Usborne

Designed by Kehrer Design
30 x 26 cm
108 pages
65 color ills.
ISBN 978-3-86828-595-6
Euro 39,90