Rich Woodson is a New York-based photographer and musician. (December 2018)

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The Life-and-Death Business of Being a Dog-Walker

New York City, 1970

I moved to New York in 1992 to be an artist and fell into walking dogs for a living when my half-sister, Moira, convinced me it would be more interesting than washing dishes or serving coffee, the only kinds of jobs I’d ever had. Moira taught me everything: leash and walking technique, analyzing canine body language and breed characteristics, cleaning up after them. It was all new to me.