All posts tagged pit bulls

Bronwen Dickey, author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”

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Bronwen Dickey—author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over An American Icon”— shares, in response to my observation about the already-lauded breadth and depth of the book (which had only come out the day before), how discoveries of notable information she made during the research phase spurred an unexpected, dramatic widening of her fact-finding process. Read more…

Elias Weiss Friedman, dog photographer: The Dogist

This undated photo provided by Artisan Books shows Elias Weiss Friedman photographing a dog in New York. Photos taken for his blog, "The Dogist," have been collected in Friedman's new book of the same name. (Jeff Hodson/Artisan Books via AP)   Excerpted from The Dogist by Elias Weiss Friedman (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2015. Photographs by The Dogist, LLC.

Elias Weiss Friedman—the enormously popular photographer specializing in dogs known as The Dogist; at last count, he had 1.7 million followers on Instagram—discusses growing up in a family where there were always multiple dogs around, and photography was important: his Dad took pictures, so did Friedman, and there was a darkroom in the house. Read more…

Tom Junod, Esquire writer and author of “The State Of The American Dog”

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Tom Junod—two-time National Magazine Award-winning journalist and Esquire writer-at-large—discusses the impetus for writing “The State Of The American Dog,” his extended examination of the plight and perception of the pit bull that appears in the August issue of Esquire. Read more…

Stacey Coleman, Executive Director, Animal Farm Foundation

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Stacey Coleman–Executive Director of Animal Farm Foundation, a New York-based not-for-profit corporation whose mission statement indicates that the organization is chiefly concerned with securing equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs–discusses the history and evolution of the Animal Farm Foundation, including how its focus came to be “pit bull” dogs. Read more…