Professional photographer Fred Levy of Maynard, Massachusetts heard about Black Dog Syndrome at the local dog park and decided to use his skills to help combat it.
As described here in my 2013 post, Black Dog Syndrome is a phenomenon reported by many shelters and rescues. Black dogs are often depicted in movies and other media as mean, vicious and menacing. And since many shelter don’t have lighting for ‘ambiance’ these dogs are often not seen in a flattering light.
“A dog shouldn’t be overlooked just because of its coat,” Levy said. “That’s a minor element when it comes to the dog.”
So he’s created a lovely photo series of black dogs using a black background to show off their beauty.
Here are a couple of examples:
Source: Yahoo news