January 26, 2013

Interesting Old Photographs of Dogs and Their Owners

Between 1966 and 2006, Libby Hall collected old photographs of dogs, amassing many thousands to assemble what is possibly the largest number of canine pictures ever gathered by any single person. Libby began collecting casually when the photographs were of negligible value, but by the end she had published four books and been priced out of the market. Yet through her actions Libby rescued an entire canon of photography from the scrap heap, seeing the poetry and sophistication in images that were previously dismissed as merely sentimental.

Photographs copyright © The Libby Hall Collection at the Bishopsgate Institute, via Spitalfields Life


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