Jo-Anne McArthur

Photojournalist and Founder & President of We Animals Media
September 30, 2021 - 12:15pm
The power of photojournalism in animal advocacy

About Jo-Anne McArthur

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist and founder of We Animals Media (WAM), an outlet dedicated to supporting and disseminating photography and video-journalism of animals caught up in the human world. It is the world’s leading animal photojournalism agency. Her photography and writing have appeared in National Geographic, the Washington Post, LensCulture, The Guardian, the Toronto Star, GEO France, Shutterbug Magazine, Canadian Geographic, ProPublica, Der Spiegel, Huffington Post, and Outdoor Photography, in addition to other outlets. Recent awards and accolades include the 2021 grand prize win in the BigPicture competition; the 2020 Nature Photogapher of the Year award, winner in the Man and Nature category; the 2020 Compassion Arts Ahimsa Award; the 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, photojournalism category; the Alfred Fried Photography
award for best single picture; the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award; the 2018 Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Award for Public Engagement; the 2016 Clements award, Art Category; the Montreal SPCA’s Barbara and Hillary Erhardt Award; the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Media Award; one of CBC’s “Top 50 Champions of Change”; and Farm Sanctuary’s “Farm Animal Friend of the Year” award. Her four books are Captive, Hidden, We Animals, and The Animals Are Leaving Us.