About the Book
Hounds of Hope documents daily life at the Penang Animal Welfare Society, Malaysia, where German retiree Barbara Janssen lives with her 250+ rescued canine companions. Many of the dogs have been dumped at the shelter or are there as a result of Barbara responding to rescue calls. The dogs live alone or in packs in one of the many rooms of this ‘fixer upper’ property, each looking for a small space to call their own. Barbara relies solely on the help of donations and volunteers to run the shelter, raising funds and awareness through dog washing days, community events, and adoption fairs. All the dogs are spayed and neutered and provided with the necessary veterinary care, either long term or until they are lucky enough to be adopted. From humble beginnings in 2005 when she took in a couple of dogs at her Penang apartment to 2010 when she set up her ‘hotel for dogs,’ it is clear that Barbara lives, breathes, and, above all, loves dogs. While her efforts haven’t improved the overall condition for all the dogs of Penang, she has certainly changed the lives of the individual dogs she cares for. One of the photographs in Hounds of Hope was recently awarded a prize in the prestigious World Press Photo Awards. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Hounds of Hope will be donated to 4PAWS.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9780991427109
- Publish Date Jan 19, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Barbara Janssen, Julie McGuire, World Press Photo, Shelter, Rescue, Puppies, Dogs, Animals, Penang, Malaysia, Pets, Adoption, Photography
Julie McGuire is a British born photographer based in Connecticut, USA. She specializes in animal and pet photography and also undertakes commercial and editorial assignments. She is committed to a long term personal project documenting the roles and lives of dogs around the world, which she began while living in India for nine years and traveling extensively throughout Asia. One of these stories, "Hounds of Hope," which shows daily life at the Penang Animal Welfare Society in Malaysia was recognized in the prestigious World Press Photo Awards 2014. Her work has been published in international news media, including The New York Times, The Guardian (UK), The Sunday Times (UK), and has appeared in major photo festivals and exhibitions around the world. She is a member of the Royal Photographic Society (UK), a member of the National Association of Press Photographers (USA) and a regular contributor to Barcroft Images (photo news agency).