This book started life as a birthday gift to my lover. It was a little do-it-yourself dimestore photo album book about walking her dog (a darling Corgi named Garcia) written from the dog's point of view. Everyone she shared it with was delighted and wanted a copy and I was eventually convinced to make this available.
These pictures were made at her family's home and in nearby Beaver Creek State Park in the corner of southern Minnesota where she roamed as a child.
Joe Cunningham is a documentary photographer at large in Minneapolis. He makes pictures of the Minnesota land and streetscape, musicians and artists, his immediate circle and the various subcultures he inhabits.