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Sage Sohier's series Animals featured in Blind

Girls with Dog and Bird, Mexico City, 1985

For over thirty years the American photographer Sage Sohier has been capturing the antics of our darling pets. Her funny and endearing exhibition is on view online exclusively on the website of the California-based Joseph Bellows Gallery. Sohier notes, "Because animals have always been important in my life, I often included companion animals when I started photographing people in the late 1970s. I found that there is more spontaneity, less self-consciousness and more chaos when humans and other animals coexist. Love is unconditional, grief is uncomplicated, though deeply felt, and life is richer, more vivid and always more comical. I started to seek out people who lived with many animals, especially homes with multiple species. These photographs from the 1980s and 1990s are the result."