Project Unconditional Focuses on the Relationships Between People and Their Older Dogs


Klonsky’s photos document the connection between people and their dogs in the twilight of their lives.
Photos by Jane Sobel Klonsky, Project Unconditional

After nearly 30 years major player in the world of commercial and sports photography, photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky now lives in rural Vermont with her husband and two therapy dogs, Charlie and Sam, as well as two cats. In fact, her home is just one town over from Orvis headquarters, but her Project Unconditional—a photo series about older dogs and the people who love them—takes her around the country.

Recently, the website of The Grey Muzzle Organization interviewed Klonsky about Project Unconditional and then offered an update and new photos. Klosnky is currently working on creating a book about the last years of the relationship between dogs and their owners.

Click here to visit the Project Unconditional website.

Click here to follow Klonsky’s travels and photos on Facebook.


Project Unconditional tells the stories of more than 100 dogs and their human partners from around the country.

33 thoughts on “Project Unconditional Focuses on the Relationships Between People and Their Older Dogs”

  1. I fell in love with Jane Sobel Klonsky’s work when I first saw the article and photographs on The Grey Muzzle Organization’s website which took to me to Jane’s website and Facebook page. Every photograph and story simply got me at a heart level. I so wished I had photographs of my old dogs who are nothing short of a part of who I am. Then, I got a call from Laura Oliver of Lionel’s Legacy asking me if I would be willing to have Jane come to my home to photograph Lillie and me. I couldn’t believe it! And of course the answer was an unqualified Yes! I adopted Lillie a little over a year ago through Lionel’s Legacy. I adore her. She is now 14 and every time I look at her I smile. I love that dog. Our time with Jane was incredible and her photographs, treasures. Thank you for doing a post on this amazing project. I so look forward to seeing her book.

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