The Impression-a-Bull Photography Project took place at the UltraViolet Gallery in the Nashville Arcade on August 4th, 2012. This project between Nashville PITTIE and Amiee Stubbs Photography is an effort to restore the image of Nashville's Pit Bulls and their Guardians. These family photos of people with their Pit Bulls will be published in a book in fall 2012 with all proceeds going to Pit Bull spay and neuter. See the video directly below for excellent area news coverage of the Impression-a-bull Project!
Impression-a-bull Project Goals:
to restore the image of Nashville's Pit bulls and Pit bull guardians. Too often the general public believes “Pit bulls” to be the image they see in the news after an unfortunate event resulting from the actions of an irresponsible dog owner. These news stories are commonly sensationalized and presented as if it is the fault of the dog.We want to change the perception of the general public for the dogs we know to be great family pets.
to raise funds for spay/neuter. Because of the overpopulation problem, Pit bulls are readily available and become easy targets for anyone with ill intentions. They can suffer neglect by being chained in a yard, used as bait dogs for fight rings, or practice dogs for misguided youth who think dog fighting is a cool thing to do. This easy access to dogs reinforces the perception that they have no value, that they are disposable. It is unfortunate enough that the dogs in these cruel circumstances have to endure this kind of life. The tragedy is twofold; the dogs in these unfortunate situations are the ones that end up involved in a tragedy that makes the news, fueling the misconception of the general public.