"Between October of 2007 and March of 2008 I was able to spend 3 days with a group of people involved in dog fights and in those 3 visits I saw small puppies being encouraged to be more and more violent in their playing, puppies that had their ears cut, to remove a potential place where in a fight they cut get bitten, a female, that was getting ready for a fight, but died from a heart attack while training. Probably because of steroids, extensive training and pour nutrition. I saw backyard sparing matches and a match with 10.000 EUR on the line. But I also saw eyes. Eyes that told me things my photographs could never tell."
"We are dogs!" is a photographic essay on dog fights. This auto-reflective study is motivated by the desire to uncover and demystify one of the society’s forms of fighting. The deconstruction is carried out by both questioning the essence of a man as well as questioning the origins and the purposes of fighting.
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