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  • French photographer Sophie Gamand explores the human-dog bond with a series of portraits of dogs being washed during their grooming sessions.
    Courtesy Sophie Gamand/Striking Paws
  • Photographer Gamand catches the dogs at a vulnerable moment during their baths: seconds before they shake the water off their fur.
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  • As illustrated here, Gamand captures a dog's indignant expression as he succumbs to being bathed.
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  • Gamand worked with groomer and pet stylist Ruben Santana to catch the dogs' emotions just after they get water poured on them.
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  • With shots like this one, Gamand, who lives in New York, explores the bond between dogs and their human companions.
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  • Gamand wanted to illustrate the close bond that dogs and their owners have cultivated, especially in New York City where services for pets are numerous.
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  • Gamand believes that dogs deserve to be photographed with the same care as humans.
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  • Gamand believes that dogs deserve to be photographed with the same care as humans.
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  • With her Wet Dog series, Gamand questions the act of dog grooming and why humans alter their pets' appearances to fit certain standards of hygiene and beauty.
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  • French photographer Sophie Gamand explores the human-dog bond with a series of portraits of dogs being washed during their grooming sessions.
    Courtesy Sophie Gamand/Striking Paws
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