Most of the dogs in these photographs are rescued galgos, traditional Spanish hunting dogs. We volunteer at a shelter where many of the animals are so scared of humans they don’t even look at us. They keep their heads down. Their eyes are sad. They tremble with fear. Four years ago we adopted a rescued galgo, Ray. He hasn’t yet lost his fear of people, but the change in his character has been enormous. When he’s with us, he seems to be the happiest dog on the planet. In the series, we wanted to show another side of galgos—to highlight their elegant, beautiful souls, and capture them looking proudly into the camera. As beautiful and noble as they are.
All images courtesy of Anna Thomas and Jorge Hermoso de Mendoza (Sulek Fotografia). Anna Thomas and Jorge Hermoso de Mendoza volunteer at the Benjamin Mehnert Foundation, which rescues galgos and other abandoned breeds.
Article published at Four&Sons, Issue Nine.
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