Jane Sobel Klonsky, Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love
We welcome photographer Jane Sobel Klonsky to talk about her new book Unconditional: Older Dogs, Deeper Love. Since 2012, Klonsky has traveled the United States with one mission: to capture images and stories that focus on the powerful relationships between people and their dogs in the twilight of their lives. This collection of photographs and stories is the book for any dog lover who appreciates the connection, unconditional love, and bond that can only be provided by a canine companion.
Klonsky began her photography career in 1976 as the first photographer to scale the cables to the top of the Verrazano Bridge to get a shot of the start of the New York City Marathon. She was the Marathon's official photographer for the next ten years, and for nearly thirty years was a major player in the world of commercial and sports photography. Her work has taken her around the world: to Kenya to shoot photos of a family of Masaai Warriors; to Tokyo to record an international running competition; and to far-reaching places like Papua New Guinea and Myanmar (Burma). She often collaborates with her daughter Kacey, who lives in Portland. She currently lives in rural Vermont with her photographer husband and two Great Danes.
While there may be a few furry friends from the Humane Society attending the reading, we hope you'll keep your four-legged friends at home. Thank you for your understanding.