Don't You Want Me – a photo series exploring the relationship between queer owners and rescue dogs

Don't You Want Me Project
(Image credit: Jack Jackson - Don't You Want Me Project)

A transgender photographer has been documenting the relationship between queer people and their rescue dogs in a photography series called Don’t You Want Me. The project follows a group of queer people who have found strength, purpose and unconditional love by giving a home to a rescue dog. 

Don’t You Want Me is the brainchild of Jack Jackson, a photographer and trans man who co-founded the project with Deb Klein after experiencing transphobia. Originally from a small island in the English Channel, Jackson relocated to Toronto, Canada in a moment of spontaneity. He left behind his job in finance and a life of heteronormativity to pursue a new adventure. After a few months of unemployment and worried about money, Jackson took to photography to document his surroundings.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.