Animals • Sage Sohier
Sage Sohier grew up with four dogs, and currently lives with three. Animals have always been impor- tant in her life; so, when she started photograph- ing people in the late 1970s, she often included their companion animals.
“There is more spontaneity, less self-consciousness, and more chaos when humans and other animals coexist. Love is unconditional, grief is uncomplicat- ed though deeply felt, and life is richer, more vivid, more comical.”
Sohier says she started to seek out people who lived with many animals, especially homes with
multiple species. These photographs from the 1980s and 90s are the result.
Sage Sohier has been photographing people in their environments for more than 30 years, after receiving her B.A. from Harvard University.
She has received fellowships from the No Strings Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.