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In her stirring series, 'Landfill Dogs,' photographer Shannon Johnstone selects one dog per week from the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh to photograph in a landfill. Johnstone's aim is to help each of these shelter dogs find homes, and she chose the landfill as a backdrop, both to represent what would happen to each of these beautiful creatures if they did not find a home, and as metaphor of hope: "It is a place of trash that has been transformed into a place of beauty. I hope the viewer also sees the beauty in these homeless, unloved creatures."

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Landfill Dogs, as photographed by Shannon Johnstone 

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