In Memory of Ross & Judi Becker This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Ross and Judi Becker, founder and editor of Good Dog! Magazine.

 

Photography as a Fine ARF!  is an exhibit of  unusual photographs of people and dogs.

Gallery Two 

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Unidentified Photographer (U.S.): Patriotic Pooch

Albumen carte de visite, circa 1862

Photocollages by Mary Wright
Mary Wright was a breeder of Boston Terriers, but she had another keen interest as well: photocollage. In the 1940s and 1950s, she gathered old photographs and carefully replaced the heads of the human subjects with dog's heads. Because the new heads are halftones, we can safely presume they were cut from magazines or dog show programs. Wright's collages are highly exacting-- the heads match the figures in position and scale, and also seem to have just the right expressions. They offer a wry twist to the old claim that people and their dogs tend to look alike.
Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): Cocker Spaniel Lady

Photocollage, circa 1950 (Albumen carte de visite circa 1860 by Henry Lock with added halftone and ink)

Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): Beagle Violinist

Photocollage, circa 1950 (Albumen carte de visite circa 1860 with added halftone)

Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): Boxer Family and Homestead

Photocollage, circa 1950 (Printing-Out Paper photograph with halftone and ink)

Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): On the Docks

Photocollage, circa 1950 (Silver print circa 1915, with halftone and ink)

 

Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): Puppy/Child with Fur Rug

Photocollage circa 1950 (albumen print cabinet card circa 1880 with halftone and ink)

 

Mary Wright (Bath, Ohio): A Wedding Group

Photocollage circa 1950 (silver print circa 1925 with halftone and ink)

  

Unidentified Photographer (U.S.): Three Friends

Silver Print Photographic Post Card, 1918-1930




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