Laura Letinsky The Dog and the Wolf


“The title of the series The Dog and the Wolf is an association with the hour when the sun is setting but there is still light. Dusk is literally when the photographs were made, and alludes to the French use of that term, which is one of magic, when strange, unexplainable events may seem to occur. Additionally, the parable of the dog and the wolf which is about the allure of domesticity for the well fed dog and the compulsion of the wild wolf who even while starving, refuses the invitation of the dog to join him at his master’s home because it would mean to be owned, and thus subdued. I associate this last part with social stereotypes and issues about the public and the private as well as the contrived vs. so-­‐called nature.”


All images © courtesy of Laura Letinsky and Galerie m Bochum, Germany