Every year, the cunicular equivalent of Crufts takes place in the US: the American Rabbit Breeders Association convention sees 20,000 rabbits compete for prizes. Last year, St Petersburg-based photographer Katya Rezvaya attended the event in Portland, Oregon, to photograph owners with their pets for her series Oh My Rabbits.
“When I told people my main reason for travelling to Portland was to
take pictures of rabbits, every single person laughed,” says Rezvaya.
“But I’m glad I could make it work. I had heard that dogs and their
owners often look alike; looking at some portraits I can say the same
about rabbit breeders.” The 93rd convention starts tomorrow, 9 October,
in Del Mar, California.