Photographer Sophie Gamand and her 'Dog Pageant' series follows dog owners and their adorable canines as they compete in a unique beauty pageant competition.
Offering a glimpse into the world of dog competitions and eccentric pet rituals, this photography series showcases adorable pups dressed up in everything from formal wear to pageant dresses. Reminiscent of the practices engaged by young women in ordinary beauty pageants, this canine-only competition, which is held in New York City, is a reflection of the dedication that pet owners are putting on making their pups feel like the center of attention. Providing snapshots of dogs proudly showcasing their personality and unique style, this series highlights how relationships between owners and their pets are evolving.
Not only is this pageant entertaining, but it also helps raise funds for animal charities, making this canine beauty competition amazing in all respects.