It’s a familiar image: a husky-mix mutt clipped to a line of other
dogs surging through snow somewhere along the Iditarod trail.
Albert Lewis, a professional photographer and dog-lover, was
skeptical of the lives of sled dogs when he first moved to Alaska,
but a brief experience at the Iditarod starting line changed his
mind permanently. In turn, he took his camera and set out to
change the image of sled dogs just as permanently.
In Born to Run, Lewis stops the dogs long enough to let us see
their personality, to understand the unique qualities that make
each dog an important part of a canine team we’ll never be able
Albert Lewis pursued his career in photography, design, and
art direction on both coasts before moving to Alaska. While in
Anchorage, he fell in love with the working dogs of the Iditarod.