The Being Project

The Being Project is a platform created by Cape Town-based photographer, Kate Davies. Driven by a deep love for animals, Kate uses eloquent and striking portraiture to give her subjects a voice, get people talking and help animals.

At the moment, the focus is dogs, but after being approached to photograph pot-bellied pigs, cats and iguanas, she is expanding her repertoire because her work is not confined to species, “what I work to capture is the personality, the being that shares a life with people”. Kate’s intimate portraits capture dogs simply being themselves, not performing or posed to look cute and it’s this stillness dignity that makes the work so compelling.