Doggy Dog World

On the sandy surroundings of the city of Cairo, Egypt, the poor reside in wherever they can find shelter. I photographed the Friday market this past week in the eastern section of town. In one part of the market dogs are sold off to those who seem to treat them more like fighting cocks than the canines who have evolved to be the closest companions to human nature.
Pets in this region of the world are a luxury. Their roles appear similar to those they must have played early on in the human animal relationship, which would most likely be a watchdog in exchange for food.

Posted May 1st, 2006 in Uncategorized.

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