THE CANID PROJECT: EDUCATING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, NARRATIVE, AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH
The Canid Project is a creative educational endeavor that began as a photo-documentary project. Launched in December of 2016 by photographer Amy Shutt, this project's aim, as a global creative conversation, is to document and share the stories of humans and the wild canids who enter each other's lives in some capacity. We actively present this information through our photography, creative non-fiction narrative, exhibits, talks, and community outreach to inspire and educate the public, as well as shed light on how these relationships shape our views on the wild canid species. This project currently includes work in the United States, England, Africa, and with views beyond.
As branching features, The Canid Project provides the only species-specific fox rehabilitation program in Louisiana. Through state-permitted program we rescue, rehabilitate, and release orphaned and injured Red and Gray Foxes. We also offer consultations on humane and ethical deterrence methods of foxes and coyotes, and/or the retrieval of injured or orphaned urban Red and Gray Foxes (and coyote on a case by case basis). The ultimate goal is to work to coexist with our wild canids; through these community efforts we hope to add to what our photography, and narrative-based talks and exhibitions will bring to the table.
As of April 24, 2016 we are taking donations to help fund the enclosure that we must have erected for the fox rehabilitation permit to be granted. We would like the enclosure finished by mid-May, 2017. Would you like to help? Consider purchasing a fine art print HERE, the proceeds go directly to funding this project. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.