If you travel from the United States to Mexico, Central America, or South America, you will immediately notice the large number of dogs that live on the street in urban areas and in villages. In the Untied States, dogs without a human owner are captured and if not quickly adopted, euthanized. By contrast, in Latin America, these unclaimed dogs are a part of community life and exist somewhere between domesticated pets and wild animals. In these photographs, I am interested in making portraits of individual dogs that live on the street, depicting each dog as a central iconic figure in the image and situated within his or hers environment. The photographs are taken with an iPhone, using an application that adds a layer of nostalgia to the image, such as making it seem faded from exposure to light over time, and suggests a kind of romanticism that many of those in the North have with Latin American life. The work reflects on cultural ideas about community and individual responsibility, the human attitudes that govern life and human’s attempt to dominant nature.