Dogs of homeless people
In their continous search for safety, friendship and in winter litterly finding warmth, some homeless people keep dogs (just like other people do). These animals are sometimes the reason to keep on going in a world in which they don’t feel at home, or to carry on with a life which isn’t worth living. Often I heard people saying ‘without my animal I was already dead’. And as much I saw a dog in better shape than his boss. The death of there dog is often a great loss.
Antwerp, February 2002
Antwerp, October 2012
From the series ‘The Architecture of the homeless people’
Special thanks to C. and friends for their kind permission