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Art wunderkind Ryan McGinley might be making headlines for photographing zoo animals with scantily-clad models for his latest show in New York’s SoHo neighborhood, but Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas has been capturing the soul of working animals (sans the hipster window dressing) for more than a decade. Whether she’s taking photos of the stray dogs of Palermo, Italy, or rescue dogs in New York, she not only preserves the legacy of these noble creatures, but she also does it with a painterly touch that elevates them beyond beasts of burden. Her latest project, “Anima,” took her to Washington, D.C., where she embedded herself inside the stables of the government’s caisson horses — oftentimes from late evening to midmorning — for a series of moving portraits of the animals who carry the caskets of fallen soldiers to their funerals at Arlington National Cemetery. Opening July 14 at D.C.’s Corcoran Gallery of Art, her work will later travel to Paris, where it will be shown simultaneously at L’Institut Néerlandais and Paris Photo, with a complimentary exhibition featuring the King’s Troop of royal artillery horses in London next year. “I don’t know what it is, but there is just something about them being the last animals with such a laden task to fulfill,” says Dumas. www.corcoran.org