Dog Days: A photography exhibition of our favourite friends


Jun 25 - Sep 1


The Polygon Gallery , 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 3J4


The Polygon Gallery presents Dog Days, an exhibition that focuses on the relationship between canines and humans through photography, and video works.  Dog Days is a survey of the camera’s interactions with our canine companions. Today, dogs figure prominently in visual culture through Instagram feeds, viral videos, memes and other media, yet our photographic obsession with dogs is as old as the camera itself.

Dog Days features contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs from several local archives and collections, considering how dogs have shaped and are shaped by human society.

Together, these pictures reveal how dogs have remained an enduring metaphor and a potent symbol in human history, an integral part of everyday life, and a favourite subject of the camera.

Dogs on leashes are welcome in the exhibition.

Exhibition Tours 

Tours of Dog Days will be hosted every Saturday at 2PM. To join the tour, meet at the ground floor lobby at 1:55PM. These tours are recommended for general visitors as an introduction to the exhibition.


Images: (Far left) Anonymous press photo; (Middle) David Strongman, Tiny, photographed on the set of Pup Star, 2015. Inkjet print. Courtesy the artist (Far right) C.M. Bell, C.S. Whitman (dog), 1890s. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs. LC-DIG-bellcm-02365








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