Meredith Faculty Member Featured on ABC World News

Meredith wordmark. Inset photo shows a dog photographed by Shannon Johnstone as part of the Landfill Dogs project

Meredith Associate Professor of Art Shannon Johnstone was featured on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer on December 4, 2013,  at 6:30 p.m. Johnstone uses her art to bring attention to shelter dogs through her Landfill Dogs photography project.

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Johnstone has been a member of Meredith’s faculty since 2002. She is on sabbatical this semester to focus on her Landfill Dogs project. In addition to her own project, she has also taught a Meredith summer class called “Who Let the Dogs Out?” with a similar focus. Students in the six-week course learn photography skills that they use to highlight animals at the Wake County Animal Center, which receives approximately 17,000 surrendered animals annually. The primary goal of the class is to help these animals find permanent homes.

Johnstone's project has also been featured by The News & Observer, NBC-17 and ABC-11. An article on Landfill Dogs published on the Associated Press newswire ran in more than 35 news outlets.

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