German wildlife photographer Jaschinski has been devoted to documenting the fractured existence of wildlife in captivity for over a decade. Her passion to protect animals, takes her across the globe to reveal otherwise untold stories about animal suffering. Jaschinski has received many international awards and lectures across Europe on photography and animal conservation issues.
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Britta Jaschinski | England, UK
These stools are only an example of the many deeply disturbing items that people try to smuggle through borders and airports across the globe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stores 1.3 million seized items at a warehouse in Colorado. Trolleys are used to move the confiscated items around the warehouse. I placed the body parts on this backdrop to give some dignity to the objects and pay respect to the animals that loose their lives in the name of status, greed and superstition.
Drawn to remote areas of the globe, Borghi is on a quest to uncover the exceptional and unusual in some of the world’s richest ecosystems. He specializes in underwater photography.
Frediani has wedded her love of wildlife, conservation, and the oceans with her passion for photography. When not swimming with whales in the Caribbean, Frediani can be found on a boat in Alaska, Antarctica, or Monterey Bay. Her work is found in governmental permanent collections and has been published worldwide.
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Cornforth is an award-winning wilderness photographer. His travels have taken me to both poles, but he has focused my work on Alaska and Hawaii. In 2016, Cornforth moved to Kauai to be closer to his favorite subjects.
Ippolito’s passion and love for nature and wildlife started at an early age. Through her photography, she hopes to broaden awareness and inspire others to share her love for our planet and its resources.
Pandas Gone Wild
Vitale’s journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to over 90 countries where she has witnessed civil unrest and violence, but also surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit. She has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and an ambassador of Nikon.
Capturing the fleeting moments of a wave's journey to dissipation, Collins feels more at home floating in saltwater with his camera than anywhere on land. Freezing the ephemeral relationship between water and light is what drives and inspires him to clamber out of bed in the dark each morning to celebrate the sun rising over the sea.