Young photographer showcases vulnerable breeds at The Kennel Club Art Gallery

A capsule exhibition by photographer and Young Kennel Club (YKC) member, is set to open this month (10 December) at The Kennel Club Art Gallery.

The collection, which will be on display in the gallery, will run until 1 May 2022 and will feature a selection of Maddi’s photography, which focuses on British and Irish vulnerable native breeds.

21-year-old Maddi, the youngest photographer to have an exhibition at The Kennel Club, hails from Staffordshire and is a self-taught photographer. She first picked up a camera only two years ago but has since come second in the YKC Artist of the Year competition, as well as placing in the top 20, out of 20,000 entrants, in the annual Shoot & Share competition.

Speaking about her vulnerable native breeds series, Maddi said: “I want this project to showcase the beauty of these breeds and I hope it convinces people to research into the lesser-known breeds that they may not have considered but could potentially be perfect for their lifestyles.”

Heidi Hudson, curator of photographic exhibitions at The Kennel Club said: “We are delighted to be showcasing Maddi’s work. Raising awareness of some of the vulnerable breeds that we have in this country is vitally important and this series really captures the diversity and rich heritage of breeds that we are fortunate to have in the UK. We are looking forward for visitors to see these wonderful images, which are all the more impressive considering Maddi only began her photography journey two years ago.”

The Kennel Club Art Gallery, based in Mayfair, is open to all and free to visit by appointment. Visiting hours are Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm.

To book an appointment or for more information please contact The Kennel Club Art Gallery on 020 7518 1064 or email The art gallery (The Kennel Club) .

Visitors to the gallery can also see 30 original prints by renowned photographer, Shirley Baker, as part of the For The Love of Dog/Pour l’amour du Chien exhibition, as well as Julie Brenan: A Celebration which showcases a number of paintings and celebrates the life and work of the artist. Both exhibitions are currently open now until 1 April 2022.

To find out more about The Kennel Club Art Gallery, visit  The Kennel Club website or follow the gallery’s Instagram.