by Ashley Weeks Cart
I just returned from a two day conference in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, but couldn’t resist sharing this compelling and touching project that landed in my inbox while I was away by photographer Charlotte Dumas. Aptly titled Retrieved, her photographs capture the 15 remaining search and rescue dogs that helped in the wake of 9/11. The project was inspired by the tenth anniversary of 9/11 last September and the nearly one hundred dogs that were deployed to the World Trade Center and Pentagon in the aftermath of the tragedy.
I felt this was a turning point, especially for the dogs, who although are not forgotten, are not as prominent as the human stories involved. They speak to us as a different species, and animals are greatly important for our sense of empathy and to put things into perspective. – Charlotte Dumas
They too are heroes.
Our world would be a much sadder, sorrier place without our canine companions. We are unbelievably lucky to call these animals our friends.
For more details about the project and to purchase Retrieved visit here.