Professional Photographer Lends Her Eye to Saving Dogs

Written by: Phil Monahan

Photographer Shannon Johnstone shares a moment with Wezzy, a pit bull that is about 4 years old.
Photo via

We’ve posted before about Raleigh, North Carolina-based photographer Shannon Johnstone—who photographs one dog a week from the Wake County Animal Center—and there was a great profile of her work in yesterday’s News & Observer. The story shows that Johnstone is committed to rescuing dogs. As an art professor, she has even sent her students into shelters to photograph animals, and she has photographed dogs during and after euthanasia.

What her photos reveal are animals full of personality and life, who would make great pets for the right owners.
She hopes that people will see these photographs and respond both emotionally and with action—by heading down to the shelter to adopt.

Click here for the full story.

Click here to visit Johnstone’s “Landfill Dogs” page.

Photo by Shannon Johnstone

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *