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The Dog in Photography 1839–Today

25Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
With more than 400 canine portraits, this book is both a picture tribute to our favorite four-legged friend and a unique history of dogs in photography. From the 19th century right through to today, we see how the camera has been the key witness to our timeless affection for dogs, capturing their beauty, character, joy, and abiding friendship.
Hardcover5.5 x 7.7 in.2.26 lb680 pages
“This book proves that canine photography has always been a thing.”
“A collection of the chicest canines through the ages.”
“A thorough survey of the history of dog pics.”
“Forget #dogsofinstagram: this is real canine art.”
The Independent
“The best dog-picture book yet.”
New York Magazine
The Dog in Photography 1839–Today

The Dog in Photography 1839–Today


Dog Days

A photo tribute to our four-pawed friends

In celebration of the world’s favorite animal, we bring you over 400 photographs of or about dogs. With pictures from the 19th century to today, the collection includes works by Man Ray, Eric Fischl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Donna Ruskin, Fatima NeJame, Vincent Versace, and of course Elliott Erwitt and William Wegman. Together, their pictures, unique in style but united in canine affection, are testimony if ever there was one that dogs are not only best friends, but also pure photographic inspiration.

Forget #dogsofinstagram, this is real canine art, showing how the camera has been key witness to dogs in all their diversity, character, and friendship, from pensive pooch portraits to four-pawed action shots. As intellectually as it is visually stimulating, the book includes captivating essays tracing the presence of dogs in the history of photography and their relationship with humans across the decades.
The author

Raymond Merritt is a senior partner of the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Fund for UNICEF. He has been active in the photography world for over thirty years, serving as a trustee of the International Center of Photography, New York, and a member of the acquisitions committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Norton Museum, West Palm Beach. An avid collector, he has curated numerous photography exhibitions and edited several books on photography. He also served as a director of the SoHo Partnership and the Loyola Foundation.

The Dog in Photography 1839–Today
Hardcover14 x 19.5 cm1.03 kg680 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-6747-3

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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7 Ratings

Wouf wouf

Jean-Jacques,October 28, 2021
Who can resist ?

Who doesn’t love dogs

Zach,October 27, 2021
Great book! Wish it was bigger !

Nice gift

Sara,October 27, 2021
A beautiful and engrossing collection of dog pictures and history

Ideal gift for dog lovers

Martijn,October 27, 2021
Nice book with pictures over time with dogs as main character. Purchased it as gift for a dog lover who was very happy with it.

Relation entre hommes et chiens

Maud,December 10, 2021
Un livre taschen donc magnifique. Émouvant. Pour les amis des chiens. De belles citations et poèmes


Santos E.,October 29, 2021
Un pur bonheur ! J’adore.