My new (to-me) artist of the day is photographer and animal rights activist Traer Scott, of Rhode Island.
An excerpt from her website:
Traer Scott is a Rhode Island based photographer and author of the bestselling books Shelter Dogs (Merrell Publishers 2006), and Street Dogs (October 2007). Specializing in narrative and editorial portraiture as well as animal photography, her work has been featured in Life, Vogue, People, O, the British Journal of Photography and dozens of other national and international publications. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been held in New York, Providence and Tokyo. Her third book Wild Horses; Endangered Beauty was released in October 2008.
Scott was the recipient of the 2008 Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism and was most recently awarded the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts 2010 Photography Fellowship Grant.