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DOG ON SCOOTER, ELENA LUSENTI, 2016

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Re­ally, we’re cat peo­ple here at The Her­ald Mag­a­zine. But even our head can be turned by a good dog pic­ture. This one, by Mi­lanese pho­tog­ra­pher Elena Lusenti, is a lovely ex­am­ple, com­bin­ing Ital­ian style (in the shape of a finely buffed Lam­bretta) with ca­nine cool.

Dogs have al­ways been part of the story of art. Thou­sands of years ago they were drawn on cave walls along­side Ne­olithic hunters, proof of how far back our re­la­tion­ship with man’s best friend stretches. Sim­i­larly pho­tog­ra­phers have been keen to ex­ploit their nat­u­ral pho­to­genic good looks. A new book from pub­lisher Taschen col­lects some 400 ex­am­ples. Among the pho­tog­ra­phers fea­tured are Hel­mut New­ton, Andy Warhol, Se­bas­tio Sal­gado and Dorothea Lange.

The Dog in Pho­tog­ra­phy 1839–Today, Ray­mond Mer­ritt, Taschen, £15

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