WALTER CHANDOHA: DOGS
(CHANDOHA, WALTER). Taschen, I00210211, 2021. 9 x 12 in., 296 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
Walter Chandoha’s remarkable legacy as the 20th century’s greatest pet photographer lives on in this sequel to his critically acclaimed Cats. Featuring over 60 breeds, photographed in a variety of styles and locations, the book includes color studio and environmental portraits, black-and-white street scenes, dogs roaming free in the countryside, and vintage dog shows. Each image brims with Chandoha’s tenderness and empathy for these charming canines.
Spanning a 50-year period, the book is divided into six sections, and each chapter reveals Chandoha’s exceptional combination of technique, versatility, and soul. The opening chapter “In the Studio” focuses on formal portraiture; next it’s “Strike a Pose” where our canine companions ham it up for the camera; in “Out and About” they get to roam and play, often photographed with Chandoha’s own children; next it’s “Best in Show” with Chandoha using his reportage skills to capture vintage dog shows from the Mad Men era; in “Tails from the City,” the dogs are hitting the streets of mid-century New York; and in the closing chapter “Country Dogs,” it’s back to nature, the fields, and the beaches. Dogs is an unleashed photographic tribute to these lovable and loyal creatures. 9783836584296 Inventory Number: I00210211