Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Shannon Johnstone on Feature Shoot
We had occasion recently to mention Raleigh-based photographer Shannon Johnstone, my friend and a professor of photography at Meredith College, who had two winning images in the recent Puppy Love show in Pike County, Georgia.
Johnstone's animal photography has a deeper purpose and mission. She is concerned to promote humane regard for animals, especially those who fall outside the happy world of pet ownership into the world of the animal shelter.
Her work on this subject is now featured on the featureshoot blog.
This is not work for the faint of heart. The cats in the image, above, are not cuddling together for warmth. They are dead. They have just been euthanized and their bodies await disposal.
This is strong work. It is worthy of your attention.