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Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe
Porch Dogs photographer Nell Dickerson to appear at FoxTale Book Shoppe

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- When they’re not standing on bizarre things, dogs are contentedly resting on porches throughout the South. That’s what Nell Dickerson (GONE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC PLEA FOR PRESERVATION, 2011) features in this beautiful book about dogs and porches: Porch Dogs combines fine-art portraits of man's best friend with beautiful architectural documentation of the Southern porch. Dickerson will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe on Thursday, April 25th at 6pm!

Nell Dickerson fondly recalls childhood nights on the sleeping porch of her grandparents' Mississippi Delta home, the sounds of katydids, cicadas, and tree frogs, the merciful breeze from the overhead fan. But during the heat of the day, the family sought refuge indoors, leaving the dog to his lonely vigil. "I felt like he understood that the porch was the gateway between inside and outside and that it was his duty to keep sentry there in case someone wanted to pass," she recalls. Years later, Dickerson noticed that few new homes had porches, their residents increasingly dependent on air conditioning. "We Southerners used to be social," she notes. "Now, we risk losing what makes us Southern: porch sitting. But there is hope. Our dogs maintain the tradition." 

FoxTale co-owner said, "Help us welcome the talented and multi-faceted Nell Dickerson to FoxTale!"  This is a FREE event; book purchase optional.  Ms. Dickerson will be signing and personalizing books at the event.

ASPIRING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Blair Publishing is sponsoring a photo contest now through 5/31/13.  For more info on how to enter, please visit blairpub.com/PorchDogsPhotoContest.php

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