Puppies Behind Bars: Training Puppies to Change Lives
Text by Gloria Gilbert Stoga.
From the moment a puppy and inmate bond to another puppy's first-class flight to his new home, photographers Makos and Solberg capture the moments these extraordinary dogs and their dedicated trainers share as they work hard to give to those in need. Puppies Behind Bars is not only an appealing look at courageous canines, but also a wide-ranging story of their journeys in both male and female correctional facilities and their extensive impact on society.
Puppies Behind Bars is also a unique look at the dogs, trainers, and recipients whose lives have been changed by this groundbreaking program. The experience is a win-win-win for all involved—the dogs are loved, nurtured, and given structure; the convicted felon has the opportunity to contribute to society while receiving and giving love; and ultimately, the recipient and community benefit when the trained dog lands in his new home as a lifelong companion.
About the Authors:
Christopher Makos is a world-renowned photographer known for his work in portraiture whose work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, appeared in fifteen-authored books, and in magazines internationally. Some of his previous books include Exhibitionism, a collaboration on studies of the male nude with Calvin Klein (Glitterati, 2004); Equipose, unique portraiture of horses (Glitterati, 2005); and Warhol in Context, which visually chronicles his unique access to this major artist during the 70s, 80s, and 90s (powerHouse, 2007).
Paul Solberg was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before moving to NYC in 1996, he traveled widely and spent over a year studying anthropology in Cape Town, South Africa. Solberg's published books include Bloom (2005), Puppies Behind Bars (2006), Tyrants + Lederhosen (2010), Tattoos Hornets Fire (2012), and the upcoming Food Trucks LA (2013). Solberg's photographs have been published in Publisher's Weekly, CNN, Wall Street Journal - International Edition, Conde Nast Traveler, The Huffington Post, Le Figaro, La Lettre, and Interview Magazine. Solberg's work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries, including La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Subte (Montevideo), Galerie Catherine Houard (Paris), Galerie Sho Contemporary Art (Tokyo), Galerie Hiltawsky (Berlin), Christopher Henry Gallery (New York), and Karl Hutter Fine Art (LA)