Karsten :: From Shannon Johnstone’s ongoing series, Landfill Dogs. Each week, Johnstone brings one dog from the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, North Carolina to the local landfill to photograph them to help the shelter dogs find homes.
She chose a landfill site as her backdrop to show where the dogs would end up if they didn’t find homes and because it offers an interesting metaphor of hope. As she states, ” It is a place of trash that has been transformed into a place of beauty. I hope the viewer also sees the beauty in these homeless, unloved creatures.”