In her series “Dog Pageant”, photographer Sophie Gamand explores the lives of small dog owners in New York City and the dog-oriented events that their lives revolve around. The images capture the phenomena of dogs and owners sharing appearances and oftentimes outfits. “The ‘Doggie moms’ are women (and sometimes men) carrying dressed up toy dogs in purses everywhere they go. Through their dogs, they meet regularly, often for animal-related charity events, and for each occasion have their dog wear hundreds of dollars in bedazzled outfits,” explains Gamand.
Text by Canbra Hodsdon