Stephanie Paine hold an MFA from Purdue University. The photos for Sheltered were taken in 2012 while teaching at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. Part of a series, Pack/Sürü is an exploration of Istanbul street dogs. The photos were taken with a handmade pinhole camera.
She says, “Istanbul residents live seemingly unaffected by the packs of dogs and cats in the streets. There were no leashes to hold them back. There were no cages restricting them from the outside world. There were bowls filled with water and food attended by shop owners and street vendors. These animals appeared to live a somewhat natural, or as natural as could be, life; content in their packs of three or four, sprawling on the hot cement in the summers and seeking shelter in the corners of buildings during the winters.”