I photograph dogs because they touch me. By looking at them I see a lot of common things with humans without all the layers of fear, distrust, and uncertainty that are present in our daily lives. Dogs are pure basic emotions and yet, they give us the most important lessons of selflessness, patience, resilience, and persistence. We domesticated them around 30,000 years ago, and today their interdependence with humans is so deep, that they relate to the world almost exclusively through us.
The goal of Barking Tales is to raise awareness of our responsibility to the species we domesticated, by documenting stray dogs and the solutions that humans take to decrease the stray dog population. As part of this mission, I also have partnered with The Austin Animal Center, Classic Canines (USA), and Fundación Vivatma (Colombia) using my photos to raise funds and market adoptable dogs.
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