Heart Shaped Hole
Heart Shaped Hole collects fourteen portraits of the stray dogs of Palermo. She returned to the city in the summer of 2008, two years after completing a series of local racehorse portraits at the hippodrome, which were featured, along with a selection made at Paris in the publication ‘Palermo 7′.
Dumas’ painstaking approach and steady powers of observation have resulted in uncannily tangible and intimate portrayals. Decaying classical motifs and everyday debris poetically frame the subjects, photographed mostly at close range