Paws for thought with a copy of the new Magnum Dogs book

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Magnum Dogs features 180 paw-fect photos of pooches from around the world (Image credit: © 2021 Thames & Hudson)

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. 

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(Image credit: © 2021 Thames & Hudson)

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. 

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(Image credit: © 2021 Thames & Hudson)

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. 

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(Image credit: © 2021 Thames & Hudson)

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. 

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(Image credit: © 2021 Thames & Hudson)

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.

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Niall Hampton

Niall is the editor of Digital Camera Magazine, and has been shooting on interchangeable lens cameras for over 20 years, and on various point-and-shoot models for years before that. 

Working alongside professional photographers for many years as a jobbing journalist gave Niall the curiosity to also start working on the other side of the lens. These days his favored shooting subjects include wildlife, travel and street photography, and he also enjoys dabbling with studio still life. 

On the site you will see him writing photographer profiles, asking questions for Q&As and interviews, reporting on the latest and most noteworthy photography competitions, and sharing his knowledge on website building.