The Canid Project: Telling the story of relationships through photography 

The Canid Project is an ongoing photo-documentary project started by photographer Amy Shutt. Launched in December of 2016, this project's aim, as a global creative narrative, is to document and share the stories of humans and the wild canids who enter each other's lives in some capacity. In documenting the human-animal experience we hope to shed light on this relationship through the dynamic sharing of these stories both visually and verbally.  This long-term photojournalistic project currently includes work in the United States,  England, Africa, and with views beyond.  As a branching feature we strive to provide articles, talks, and exhibitions about the canid species to help educate the public.

Interested to tell your experience?  Please see our first project bases, our hometowns, below.  

Want to Tell Us your HUMAN-CANid Story?

We are looking to hear stories from people in the US and England currently.  Have you worked with canids in some capacity or just have an interesting experience you'd like to share? Please contact us below.  









Amy Shutt has nearly 20 years of formal photography experience.  She currently specializes in nature and wildlife photography with a recent  focus in photo-documentary projects. A published photographer, Amy also teaches various photography classes and workshops throughout the United States and beyond. Her interest in documenting the human and animal relationship has brought her into contact with people of all backgrounds and from different parts of the world. She hopes to shed light on the vast array of these relationships and how they shape who we are and our world view on animals through her photo-documentary projects.


David is a wildlife photographer from New Zealand living in London. Some of his favorite places are Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana, India, and Richmond Park which is just a few miles from his home in London.  David is known for his fine art approach to wildlife photography.  When looking at David's work it’s not only the exquisite hues, tones, and composition of the animals he photographs, but the eyes that draw you in so much it’s hard to look away.  Lloyd has a special talent for capturing the second that reveals these animals’ hearts, souls, and personalities. He is a master at documenting the unwavering spirit of Africa's fauna.



Tin Man Lee is a celebrated wildlife photographer producing work that is easily recognizable.  Tin Man has an amazing talent for capturing special moments of wild animals as they interact with one another and with their natural environments.  His persistence is admirable and  his vision is refreshing and unique.  Wildlife photography rekindled the deep love of wild animals and nature he felt as a child. Through this art form, he found an outlet to express his feelings and reveal his dreams. He hopes that through his wildlife photography  he can stir the viewer's emotions to bring awareness to the animals he photographs, and in turn help to save the precious wilderness that remains on earth.


Liz Hunt is a UK photographer who has always held a keen interest in the natural world and wildlife.  This led to her taking up photography to expand on her passions. Liz enjoys photographing the wildlife of Africa and the local wildlife found in the UK.  She has followed a local family of foxes for over two years now and sees The Canid Project as a great way to share their story, and learn about others.  Keep an eye out for her beautiful contributing photographs of African canids and UK foxes coming soon to The Canid Project.


Julie Amador is a photographer based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  She actively volunteers with local animal rescue groups and uses her photography to help the animals find homes. Julie is drawn photographically to nature and animals as her main focus.  Over the past four years she has gone on to intensively study photography, with Amy Shutt as her mentor. Julie contributes to The Canid Project as not only a contributing photographer, but she is also the exclusive documentary photographer focusing on the Louisiana team's efforts, working side by side with Amy in the field.  She also helps to organize interviews and contacts, and is a key on-ground researcher and collaborator.



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Dr. Remsen is the McIlhenny Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. His expertise is in Ecology, Systematics, and Evolutionary Biology.  He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2013, Van Remsen received the Brewster Medal of the American Ornithologists' Union for his contributions to the study of the South American avifauna. He has received awards from LSU for excellence in both undergraduate teaching and graduate student advising. In 2016, Remsen was one of the co-authors of the richly illustrated Field Guide to the Birds of Bolivia.