A Dog's Life with Anna Webb

Jonny Clowes, Editor at Thames & Hudson, joins Anna to chat about a stunning celebratory collection of photographs called Magnum Dogs. Spanning eight decades, featuring an idiosyncratic pedigree of the journalistic, artistic and storytelling. This collection is all about the dog. Selected from over 2,000 images, Magnum Dogs features Henric Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour, and George Rodger and many more. It’s about the honesty of the shots, as reportage, unstaged and quite simply highlighting how entwined our lives with dogs has been since the mid-1930’s, proving that dogs have long been considered part of the family. Unabashedly in your face and in the way, trailing havoc and mess and mistakes in their wake and everything that makes a photo real. With honesty, truth and humour in every shot, proving that a photo literally speaks a thousand words.

Show Notes

Order your copy of Magnum Dogs here or where from all good book shops.

For more about Anna visit her website

Music and production by Mike Hanson for Pod People Productions, a division of Thelonious Punk Productions Ltd.

Cover design by Jaijo

Cover photo by Rhian AP Gruffydd for Gruff Pawtraits

What is A Dog's Life with Anna Webb?


They’re companions, guardians, and much much more – they complete us. And they just might save us from ourselves.

Anna Webb explores all levels of modern dog ownership and brings to life why every dog is extraordinary.

She speaks to scientists and experts - people who have and are changing our understanding of dogs - on everything from emotional intelligence to nutrition to behaviour, delving deep into subjects like homeopathy, telepathic communication and the pet food scandal.

It's thought provoking, alternative, and not a little subversive.

Cover photo by @Gruffpawtraits