"I love this book and Nell Dickerson's handsome photographs. I can't think of a better way to celebrate and honor the love of dogs than through Nell's lens." -From the foreword by Robert Hicks, author of Widow of the South
"Porch Dogs is one of the most endearing books on dogs I have seen in a long while. Nell Dickerson's photography is beautiful and charming. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end!" -Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human
"A glorious celebration of how we lovingly imagine dogs to be." -John Bradshaw, author of Dog Sense and In Defence of Dogs
"Nell Dickerson's Porch Dogs is a wonderful tribute to two of the most endearing personalities in the culture of mankind porches and dogs. Spending time turning its pages is a bit like taking a quiet and sweet journey to places of memory that rest comfortably in one's soul." --Terry Kay, author of To Dance With the White Dog and The Book of Marie
"There is the feel of an Edward Hopper painting about some of the photographs. Ms. Dickerson has captured the lonely guardians looking mournfully at the camera in front of abandoned buildings and it is almost as if the dogs are aware that they are the last of a dying breed. Other photographs evoke more surreal art; for example, a dog in the window of an art gallery has an air of disconcerting artificiality to it … These photographs are rooted in a place that is so obviously the southern United States, and they speak of a past grandeur and the homely comfort of open air living on the porch." --Declan O'Neill, New York Journal of Books
About the Author
Nell Dickerson holds degrees in anthropology, film, and architecture from, respectively, Southern Methodist University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the University of New Mexico. Her photographs have appeared in juried and gallery exhibitions around the United States. She also maintains a parallel career working on feature films in animation, lighting, art direction, and set design. Nell porch-sits in Memphis, Tennessee, with her female Yorkshire terrier, Teeny Baby.