It’s a little-known fact that dogs with black fur are less likely to get adopted. That’s why artist and photographer Fred Levy created the Black Dogs Project, a photo series of black dogs to call attention to the fact that black dogs are often passed over for adoption and perhaps help even the scales.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Levy recruits local dog owners whose canines have black fur. He photographs the black dogs against black backgrounds to showcase their majestic beauty in the hopes of promoting adoption of more black dogs.
Having just signed a publishing deal, Levy will soon turn his photo series into a book set for release in fall 2015. On the photo series site, Levy says:
I’m hoping to include the stories of many of these dogs which are as striking as their photos. Some will have you laughing and others might bring a tear. All of them are great dogs and worth the time.
Check out Levy’s Black Dogs Project Tumblr page for the entire series up to now.