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We Animals: Jo-Anne's Journey and Adventures as an Animal Rights Photographer

  • November 02, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre
    

Jo-anne McArthur

The We Animals project was created by award-winning photojournalist, author and activist Jo-Anne McArthur. She has been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for over a decade. We Animals has become an internationally celebrated archive, and over one hundred animal organizations have benefited from her photography, many of which continue to work closely with Jo-Anne on stories, investigations, campaigns and humane education.

Jo-Anne is the subject of Canadian film maker Liz Marshall's acclaimed documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine. Jo-anne's first book, also entitled We Animals, was published by Lantern Books in 2013. 

Recent awards and accolades include the 2014 Institute for Critical Animal Studies Media Award; More Magazine's Fierce List; 2013 Toronto Compassion for Animals Award; one of CBC's Top 50 Champions of Change; Farm Sanctuary's 2010 "Friend of Farm Animals" award; HuffPost WOMEN's "Top 10 Women trying to change the world", and one of 20 activists featured in the book The Next Eco Warrior.


Jo-Anne's Journey and Adventures as an Animal Rights Photographer

Rather than focusing on the technical aspects of photography, this presentation is about finding our own unique path and voice as storytellers and artists. Jo-Anne will share stories about some of the amazing people and animals that she has documented for We Animals, and will encourage the audience to share their stories and ideas as well. Jo-Anne will also discuss the trials, tribulations and triumphs of being a photographer, how to grow as a photographer, and the importance of mentorship. 


This event is part of the Fall 2015 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2015 Event Series.

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