Faces: When Dogs and Culture Collide

The series Faces is on Faith, a female greyhound, both beauty queen and racing dog. An "exceptional" animal which German photographer Julia Christe chose to emphasize in a series of portraits. Responding initially to an order for a magazine cover, Christe coincidentally viewing a hood over the head of her dog to protect hair from his ears, was seized by the fragility and "humanity" that emerges from the animal. A feeling that gives meaning to the special relationship people have with their dogs propelling the viewer to go further into the portraits. She decided to conduct a personal work on this animal by organizing a photo shoot with some fifty different hoods. The stunning series was born.

Julia Christe lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

All images are courtesy and copyright © Julia Christe