Rescue Me

Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City

Photographs by Richard Phibbs

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6 3/16 x 9 inches 112 pages, 63 four-color photographs Hardcover 978-1-59711-338-0 October 2016
For three years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has donated his services to the Humane Society of New York, making portraits of dogs up for adoption as part of the Manhattan shelter’s work to find them all “forever homes.” The best of his photographs are featured in this simple and moving album, along with the story of each dog on its journey from often-shocking circumstances of abandonment and rejection, through rescue and the joy experienced in the new homes these pictures helped them find. This heartwarming New York story will appeal to dog lovers all over the world. Phibbs’s own introduction is a passionate appeal for everyone to rescue a dog. The book features hand-lettering by cult illustrator, James Victore and with each dog’s story told by writer, activist, and teacher Richard Jonas. The book is perfectly sized and priced for an impulse buy. Royalties from its sale benefit the Humane Society of New York.


Richard Phibbs (born in Calgary, Alberta) has shot fashion and advertising campaigns for Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein. His editorial work has appeared in Vanity Fair, Vogue China, ESPN The Magazine, Paper magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and Condé Nast Traveller, among many others, and the best of his portraits and fashion photographs are featured in his first book Chasing Beauty (2010). His prints have been collected by, among others, Anderson Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, and Bill Clinton. Phibbs believes photographs can change, inspire, and motivate us. His signature causes—children with AIDS and animals—are his inspiration. Born and raised in western Canada, Phibbs has received degrees from the University of Toronto and Parsons School of Design. Phibbs lives in New York City with his own rescued buddy, Finn.

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