The benefits of professional sabbaticals

The Daily Circuit
In this photo taken Dec. 4, 2013, Shannon Johnstone photographs a dog at the Wake County Animal Center in Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina photographer on sabbatical from her job as an associate professor of art at Meredith College, received a grant for her "Landfill Dogs" project where she takes pictures of shelter dogs at a former landfill to help find homes for them.