Its publisher is billing it as “the ultimate collection of canine photography for the discerning dog lover,” and who are we to disagree?
With contributions from the likes of Eve Arnold, Harry Gruyaert and many more among its 180 images of pooches from around the planet, Magnum Dogs is the perfect gift for any dog lover in your life who also happens to appreciate great photography.
Organised into five thematic chapters – Streetwise, Best in Show, At the Beach, Behind the Scenes and It’s a Dog’s Life – Magnum Dogs runs to 208 pages and showcases the visual wit and skill of the iconic agency’s photographers.
The roster of well-known names to appear in the book include David Hurn, Steve McCurry, Martin Parr, Inge Morath, Wayne Miller, Mark Power, Thomas Hoepker, Chris Steele-Perkins, Richard Kalvar and Dennis Stock.
It’s impossible not to enjoy browsing the cornucopia of canine encounters captured in the book, from Martin Parr and Harry Gruyaert’s immaculately coiffured show dogs to Hollywood icons pictured with their four-legged friends and confidantes, as viewed through the lenses of Eve Arnold and Dennis Stock.
Whether depicting strays roaming the streets of Colombia or a dog being pedalled through Kabul in war-torn Afghanistan, the common threads running through the images that have been lovingly curated to appear in Magnum Dogs are affection and humour – plus 180 unique insights into the enduring bonds between humans and their canine compadres.
Magnum Dogs is on sale now, priced $25/£17, published by Thames & Hudson.