Working Dogs is a stunning photographic documentary of the Australian working dog by award-winning photographer Andrew Chapman in partnership with photo journalist Melanie Faith Dove.
Ranging across the country - from mustering sheep in Tasmania’s lush pasture to the stockyards of the Western Australian wheatbelt and onto Victoria’s High Country - this magnificent book celebrates the hard-working champions of the farm and outback.
See the Smithfield, the Koolie, the Heeler, the Kelpie and the Collie at work, at play, as puppies, and in training , as seen through the eyes of two of Australia’s most brilliant photographers.
About the Author
Born 1954 in Melbourne, Australia, Andrew Chapman Studied photography at Prahran College of Advanced Education in the 1970's under the guidance of well known photographers John Cato and Athol Smith. Andrew graduated with Honours from Prahran CAE in 1980, where he also won the Agfa Award for Printing Excellence.
He worked as a newspaper photographer 1978-80, 1982-86, in suburban press and on freelance daily news assignments.
As a freelance photographer (1985-2006), Andrew has worked on numerous assignments for Time, Business Review Weekly, The Bulletin and Who Weekly magazines. With more than a dozen Time covers to his credit, he has covered subjects as diverse as Heroin Dealers, Bushfires, Prime Ministers, Presidents and Celebrities. Many prominent Australian and overseas corporations as well as government departments have commissioned Andrew to work on their Annual Reports and company magazines.
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I thought the book might have more information on training my working dog, but has a little on behaviour and some on particulare chactaristics. Nice book though.
Great book showcasing working dogs in Australia.
Such a wonderful gift for dog lovers and anyone who is interested in animals.
Beautifully photographed with gorgeous stories accompanying them.
Very highly recommended!!
Published: 1st October 2013