Woman Photographs Pitbulls In Floral Crowns To Help Them Get Adopted

Andrea A.
21/6/2018

Pitbulls have always had a bad reputation, and unfortunately, this prejudice has had a direct impact on their adoption rate in shelters, leaving no choice but for them to be euthanised.

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Sophie Garmand, a U.S. based French photographer is determined to fight against this stigma in a very special way. Her photo series, entitled,“Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” aims to show the softer side of these sadly misunderstood animals.

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She photographed the dogs with a flower crown on their head to "de-diabolize" them.

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The artist explained the aim of her project to Bored Panda:

Between 800,000 and 1 million pit bull-type dogs are euthanized in America every year. Around the world, they suffer similar prejudice. My art project became a strong voice for these dogs. And people got really vested in the project. 
So now not only is my career in a great place, but I also have a strong following on social media, which allows me to adopt even more dogs out, and keep fighting the good fight for shelter dogs, pit bulls in particular.

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If you would like to see more of Sophie Garmand's pictures, then you can follow her Instagram here.

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