Lebanese Photographer and animal rights advocate Michel Zoghzoghi began photographing domesticated animals three years ago to aid in their adoption. As time went by, photographs initially shot for a calendar transformed into a photo book entitled “Cattitude and the Unbearable Lightness of Woofing.”
To bring out the unique characters and personality traits these animals have, Zoghzoghi eliminated any distractions by shooting his subjects in a studio environment, using a black backdrop.
Designed by Between The Line creative agency, the book intends to shed light on the abandonment, brutality and trade of innocent cats and dogs that only bring joy to their caretakers.
Paired with forty photographs that will be mounted on the walls of Station Beirut, the publication and exhibition hold a powerful message of protection and love. It echoes Zoghzoghi’s firm belief that animals and humans “are equally important, and are one species on earth.”
All profits from the book and photo sales will be donated to non-profit organizations, mainly Animals Lebanon to fund the effective implementation of the Animals Protection and Welfare Law.
“Cattitude and the Unbearable Lightness of Woofing” book launch and will take place on November 15 at 6 pm in Station Beirut. The exhibition will run till November 18.