I volunteer with Pit Bull Training Team of Chicago by making portraits for PR use of the participants and their dogs. The program provides young people with an alternative to dog fighting. Most of the Pit Bull Training Team's participants live in an environment in which people are desensitized to violence and dog fighting is the norm.
What I saw going on in class was truly amazing. Big dudes with gang tattoos just learning to shower their animals with affection. It's not easy for them to do, and it's mind-blowing to see what happens.