Dogtown: The Pups of Venice Beach and Their Humans (Hardcover)

Dogtown: The Pups of Venice Beach and Their Humans By Dotan Saguy, Dotan Dotan (Photographer) Cover Image

Dogtown: The Pups of Venice Beach and Their Humans (Hardcover)

By Dotan Saguy, Dotan Dotan (Photographer)


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The dogs of Venice Beach, California -- cool on the skateboard and on the boardwalk

DOGTOWN is a street photography project about the dogs of Venice Beach, California. The book is named after Dogtown , an area of West Los Angeles that used to encompass the slums of Venice and Santa Monica's Ocean Park, back in the 1960's and 70's. The surfers and skateboarders of Dogtown were known as aggressive, antisocial school dropouts from poor families. Today, actual dogs of all breeds and social status are taking over Venice Beach.

The canines photographed in this book often embrace Dogtown's rich skateboarding culture. American photographer Dotan Saguy and his Leica camera delight us with many light- hearted, quirky, emotional moments captured with much love and compassion for both the dogs and their Dogtown surroundings. This book is a modern homage to Elliott Erwitt and a must-have for dog lovers.

Now based in Los Angeles and California's Sierra Nevada, Dotan Saguy was born in Israel as the son and grandson of holocaust survivors. He grew up in a modest Parisian suburb and moved to the US as a young adult. After a 20 year career in high-tech Dotan retrained as a documentary photographer. He studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College. His work has been published and exhibited internationally. Leica has prominently featured Dotan's work in its 2021 worldwide branding campaign "The World Deserves Witnesses". Dotan teaches for Leica Akademie, Momenta Workshops and is a frequent lecturer at the B&H Event Space.
Product Details ISBN: 9783969001431
ISBN-10: 3969001439
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Publication Date: June 25th, 2024
Pages: 144
Language: English