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ph o t o s h o o t Part of the process of this project involved photographic docu m entaion of ho m eless cats and dogs. The biggest challenge in this photoshoot was getting the animals calm enough so that we could photograph their portraits. Many of the dogs are only taken out once a day for a short walk depending on the availability of shelter volunteers so you could imagine the am ount of energy each dog brought into the roo m. I made sure to be fully stocked with toys and treats, but the one trick that always seem ed to calm the m dow n was sim ple affection.

L o c at i o n Nevada Hu mane Society Reno, Nevada

ph o t o g r a ph e r s Ashley Gustafson Jennifer Sch midt Josh Larson

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Ashley Gustafson's MFA portfolio

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