Published on: February 2021
Dogs on Doorsteps
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—During the lockdown in early 2020, many people were stuck wondering what to do. Local Mosman resident and photographer Suzanne Stevenson, who saw all her photography jobs cancelled overnight turned to a new subject to snap – dogs. The idea came to Suzanne at the end of March last year when she started seeing Mosman's beloved pet dogs taking up pole position at their front doors, always on the lookout. By the end of lockdown Suzanne had photographed over eighty dogs over three months in the streets around her Mosman home. After being encouraged by locals to turn the series of photographs into a book, Suzanne turned to Ready Fund Go owned by Mosman local Jill Storey and raised enough to publish and print 'Dogs on Doorsteps', plus donate $5000 to the not-for-profit charity, Paws Pet Therapy. I would like to congratulate Suzanne on creating this amazing initiative to provide some joy to local residents who were also in lockdown, and of course to the puppies and dogs who were the best looking models.