America euthanizes upward of 1,000,000 pit bulls every year. The country is faced with a major pit bull crisis. Around the world, pit bulls are equally victims of prejudices that associate them with ultra-violence and made them disposable dogs. With "Flower Power: Pit Bulls of the Revolution", I decided to photograph them with flower crowns, to infuse a softer energy into their image. I wish for this series to challenge the way we look at pit bulls, and ultimately the way we treat them. All the models from the series are shelter pit bulls who were waiting for adoption at the time of the photograph.
Pit bulls are like any other breed of dogs: they need proper care, training and socialization. Unfortunately, because of their bad image, they have the false reputation of being dangerous, hence attracting irresponsible primary owners. http://www.sophiegamand.com/