Finding Their Forever Homes

Richard Phibbs has photographed everyone from Meryl Streep to Jay Z to Hillary Clinton, but for his latest effort the celebrated photographer has put his portraiture to especially good use. A longtime volunteer at the Humane Society of New York, Phibbs has been taking photographs of shelter dogs up for adoption. His new book, Rescue Me, published by Aperture, features more than 70 images of animals that have survived brutal circumstances. Richard Jonas’s emotional descriptions of the dogs’ journeys to their “forever homes” accompany each image, and royalties from book will benefit the HSNY. “The dedicated people who work and volunteer here—who truly will do anything to help their fellow creatures, rescuing them from sometimes unimaginable suffering and launching them into new, happy, and secure lives—are a continual inspiration to me,” Phibbs said.

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