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Barking Tales

I photograph dogs because they touch me. By looking at them I see a lot of common things with humans but 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 main goal of Barking Tales is to raise awareness of our responsibility with dogs, by documenting the different levels at which they relate to the world.

Dog days

Dog days

A summer afternoon at "Hole in the Wall". Austin, TX. 2014.

 A homeless girl and her dog. Sixth Street, Austin, TX. SXSW festival, 2014.

A homeless girl and her dog. Sixth Street, Austin, TX. SXSW festival, 2014.

 An man holds his rescue dog while having dinner at Spider House, Austin, TX. 2014.

An man holds his rescue dog while having dinner at Spider House, Austin, TX. 2014.

 Stray dog in Ráquira, Colombia. 2016.

Stray dog in Ráquira, Colombia. 2016.

 Chocolatina is a stray dog who lives in Santa Sofía, Colombia. 2016.

Chocolatina is a stray dog who lives in Santa Sofía, Colombia. 2016.

 Farm dog and his owner Anita. Samacá, Colombia. 2016.

Farm dog and his owner Anita. Samacá, Colombia. 2016.

 Sandy is a pit bull mix who lives in Chíquiza, Colombia. Here she is running with her friends Johan (in the back), José Manuel (left), and Wilder (center).

Sandy is a pit bull mix who lives in Chíquiza, Colombia. Here she is running with her friends Johan (in the back), José Manuel (left), and Wilder (center).

 Overcapacity in the intake area at the Austin Animal Center during a season of heavy rains. Austin, TX. 2016.

Overcapacity in the intake area at the Austin Animal Center during a season of heavy rains. Austin, TX. 2016.

 Timmy was in treatment of a highly contagious kind of mange. Given the situation, he needed to be the last dog walked and fed by volunteers. Austin Animal Center, 2016.

Timmy was in treatment of a highly contagious kind of mange. Given the situation, he needed to be the last dog walked and fed by volunteers. Austin Animal Center, 2016.

 Sophie was abandoned to death in a cage in the curb when officer Schwettman and other members of the Animal Protection team and the police, found her. This photo was taken a few weeks after her rescue. She became the office dog at the Animal Cruelty headquarters while recovering. Austin, TX. 2016.  You can see Sophie's story in the news  here .

Sophie was abandoned to death in a cage in the curb when officer Schwettman and other members of the Animal Protection team and the police, found her. This photo was taken a few weeks after her rescue. She became the office dog at the Animal Cruelty headquarters while recovering. Austin, TX. 2016.

You can see Sophie's story in the news here.

 Dogs during the official launching of the dog-jail program in the Travis County Correctional Complex. Del Valle, TX. 2016.

Dogs during the official launching of the dog-jail program in the Travis County Correctional Complex. Del Valle, TX. 2016.

 Willa, a senior dog cleans her only baby weeks after arriving to the shelter. Because of a compromised immune system, the baby, Wilson, died the next day of this picture. 

Willa, a senior dog cleans her only baby weeks after arriving to the shelter. Because of a compromised immune system, the baby, Wilson, died the next day of this picture. 

 Dog being adopted from the Austin Animal Center. 2017.

Dog being adopted from the Austin Animal Center. 2017.