Dogs of Venice

Back in September 2009 I spent a month in Venice working as an invigilator on Northern Ireland’s exhibition (Susan MacWilliam’s F-l-a-m-m-a-r-i-o-n). To whole away the hours I started a mini photo project chronicling the many small dogs who can be seen toddling about the city. I figured they must be mostly the pets of the local Venetians, and that they’re conveniently apartments sized. A lot of people seemed to take their dogs along to work and leave them to sun themselves on the porch during the day.