SATURDAY MAY 13, 4-8PM – EXHIBITION – Expanding on Sophie Gamand’s acclaimed Flower Power photo series, this one-day event is an immersive installation that incorporates interactive art and virtual reality, as well as a performance. The exhibit invites the visitor to question our relationship to shelter pit bulls, from the moment these anonymous dogs enter the shelter system to the soulful Flower Power portraits that celebrate their individuality.

For the past decades, pit bulls have been demonized by society, often portrayed as hellhounds. This has sealed the fate of countless dogs who face prejudice, systematic abuse and death in shelters around the world. In America alone, hundreds of thousands of pit bulls are euthanized every year. 

Sophie Gamand travels across the U.S. to photograph shelter pit bulls wearing flower crowns. Her Flower Power series challenges the way society perceives and treats pit bulls by shortening the emotional distance between the viewer and these misunderstood dogs. The portraits celebrate the life and dignity of these soulful creatures who are at the mercy of humans. 

About Sophie Gamand: Award-winning artist and animal advocate based in Brooklyn, Sophie is particularly known for her Flower Power project. 

www.SophieGamand.com – Instagram: @SophieGamand

*This event will be filmed/photographed/recorded. By entering and by your presence in the exhibit space, you are giving Sophie Gamand and her affiliates your consent to be photographed, filmed and otherwise recorded, and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity.