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Jo-Anne McArthur

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Animal Photojournalism and the Domestic Side of Conservation: An Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur

Impact: The Conservation Photography Podcast

#081: Jo-Anne McArthur is the winner of this year's BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition with her beautiful image of a mother kangaroo with a joey in her pocket standing in the midst of a burned eucalyptus plantation.It's something that when you look at it, you can't help but start to put together a puzzle pieces of how we as humans impact the natural environment and how we impact the species that live on this planet alongside us.But… often we think of only the wild animals we effect, such as that kangaroo family. Jo-Anne, however, brings attention to all animals. Jo-Anne McArthur opens the door to a much larger conversation about everything photographers can to advance animal rights. Her agency,  We Animals Media, works with collaborators and partner photographers and creates imagery that opens eyes to the cruelty that we as humans inflict on other species.Inside of this conversation, we talk about:how Jo-Anne documents such traumatic situationshow she works with other photographerswhat clients use this imagery on a global basiscoping mechanisms and traumahope and optimism and laws and more There's a lot inside of this episode that you can take and utilize in your own practice as a conservation visual storyteller. You will walk away with tools that will help you in that journey. Get the full show notes + links at JaymiH.com/81Never miss an episode by signing up at JaymiH.com/ImpactAre you subscribed to the podcast? If not, I’m excited to invite you to subscribe today. Not only do I unroll new episodes weekly, but I also add in a ton of bonus episodes (which you will likely miss out on if you aren't subscribed! Oh no!)If you love listening to the podcast, I’ll be so grateful if you leave me a review on iTunes. The reviews help others find me, and I also just love to hear from you! Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” Then, you’re off to the races! Let me know what it is you like best about the podcast. Thank you so much!


13 Jul 2021

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S3, Ep18: Being an Animal Rights Photojournalist with Jo-Anne McArthur

The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast

This season of The ChickPeeps is brought to you by our friends at Vivo Life! Use our code 'chickpeeps10' to get 10% off your order at vivolife.com. This episode is also brought to you in partnership with the amazing plant based milk making machine, Almond Cow. Check out their website to find out more about making your own delicious, homemade plant milks and use code ‘chickpeeps15’ to get $15 off your Almond Cow at https://almondcow.co/. This week, Evanna and Tylor speak to award-winning photojournalist, author and founder of We Animals Media, Jo-Anne MacArthur. Jo-Anne's striking images of animals in captivity are known to all within the animal rights movement, and have moved thousands of people to deeply consider humanity’s relationship with animals. In this episode Jo-Anne shares her journey into veganism and animal rights, what she has learned in twenty years of photographing animals exploited by humans and whether or not she still remains optimistic about humanity.  Also in this episode… Jo-Anne describes how one chance encounter with a macaque monkey, while backpacking in Ecuador, inspired her to share the stories of animals. Jo-Anne tells us about her latest book Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene. Jo-Anne explains why she refers to the animals used by humans as ‘hidden animals’ and why she has devoted her life to telling their stories. ‘We have to create artistic, beautiful images, even of things that are absolutely terrible’. Jo-Anne stresses the importance of producing visually stimulating pictures of animals and likens it to war photography. Tylor shares that, in his time at PETA, they often used Jo-Anne’s work in their campaigns. Jo-Anne talks about her organisation We Animals Media; a group of writers, filmmakers and artists, whose focus is to amplify the stories of animals. ‘Anyone doing this front-line animal work needs to have a big focus on resilience’. Jo-Anne discusses the importance of safeguarding her mental health and shares that she has previously suffered from PTSD. ‘I don’t think I have become desensitized. I think it is important to keep my heart wide open and just let it break, over and over’. Jo-Anne explains how emotional engagement with her subjects and remaining highly sensitised to the plight of animals is key to her being able to produce such striking images. Jo-Anne tells Evy and Tylor about the creation of her Animal Photojournalism Masterclass and very generously offers us 4 free passes to giveaway to you, our dearest ChickPeeps. Listen to the episode to find out how you can win one of the passes! Links: Make sure you check out Jo-Anne’s beautiful website We Animals Media website We Animals Media Photo Galleries. Follow We Animals Instagram Buy Jo-Anne’s new book Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene Get In Touch: Bonus Content: ChickPeeps Patreon Instagram: @ChickPeepsPod Facebook: @ChickPeepsPodcast


10 Feb 2021

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Episode #48- Animal Rights Activist, Jo-Anne McArthur

Talk of Shame

In episode #48, Barry-John speaks to the highly regarded Animal Rights activist  and founder of https://weanimalsmedia.org/, from Canada called Jo-Anne McArthur about the needless suffering and cruelty that animals endure throughout the world at the hands of humans whether it be in the name of research, food or clothing.Jo-Anne McArthur travels the world and she powerfully documents this needless suffering and animal abuse to raise awareness.She talks to me about some stories that she has encountered on her journey as well as bonds that she has built along the way. With the nature of Jo-Anne's work she has been exposed to some incredible hurt and pain and she opens up about the personal emotional impact that this has had in her life as she suffers with PTSD.Check out We Animal's website: https://weanimalsmedia.org/Check out We Animal's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weanimals/Buy the incredible book called Hidden:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Animals-Anthropocene-Jo-Anne-McArthur/dp/1590566386Check out Barry-John's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkofshamepod/Check out Talk of Shame Website: https://www.talkofshamepodcast.com/


7 Feb 2021

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Interview with Jo-Anne McArthur - A Life in Pictures

Life on the Vedge - The Vegan Edge Podcast

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist and the founder of We Animals Media. She has been at the cutting edge of documenting the plight of animals all around the world, often at great risk to herself.Jo-Anne is based in Toronto, Canada, and travels many months each year to document and share the stories of animals worldwide. She is the author of 3 books, We Animals (2014), and Captive (2017), and her most recent book Hidden (2020) See the Books In the Podcast we discuss:Jo-Anne's early life as she finds out the truth behind the animal agriculture industries and a reality the industry would like to keep a secret.We talk about her love of photography and how she now uses it to highlight the plight of animals in the fur, agricultural, and entertainment industries.We talk to Jo-Anne about her motivation in setting up We Animals and what the organisation does.Jo-Anne paints a vivid picture of her life as an investigator, the highlights, and the low moments that every investigator has, when faced with animals in need and how she copes with those low moments.Find out more about We Animals media:https://weanimalsmedia.org/about/what-is-animal-photojournalism https://weanimalsmedia.org/subscribe https://weanimalsmedia.org/support-our-work

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11 Nov 2020

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Hidden Animals: Jo-Anne McArthur

Drunk on Porpoise

Canadian animal photojournalist and activist, Jo-Anne McArthur joins us this week. Listen  to us discuss the human animal relationship, being a woman in photography,  the trauma that sometimes surfaces within this line of work, and so much more in this week's podcast episode. 


3 Sep 2020

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Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur Brings Visibility To Hidden Animals Worldwide.

The Healthification Podcast

My guest today believes the stories of animals are worth telling and WOW her amazing images are certainly breathtaking and heartbreaking. Award-winning photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur has been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for almost two decades and her urgent and powerful work shines a light on the dark horrors we humans needlessly inflict on animals. Jo-Anne is the founder of We Animals Media, author of two ... READ MORE The post Photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur Brings Visibility To Hidden Animals Worldwide. appeared first on Healthification.


31 Aug 2020

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Photojournalist, Vegan Advocate & Author of 'We Animals'. Interview w/ Jo-Anne McArthur | Episode 46

The Plant Based News Podcast

Award-winning photographer, author, and educator Jo-Anne McArthur is the latest to feature on the Plant Based News Podcast. The Canadian based advocate sits down with PBN's co-founder Robbie Lockie to discuss the first moment she picked up a camera, her journey to veganism, and her latest book 'Hidden'.This podcast covers topics including:3.23: Jo-Anne's vegan story7.18: Food culture in Jo-Anne's childhood 16.50: Becoming a photographer 20.40: 'Individualizing' animals in photography 26.27: 'We Animals'32.10: Getting into investigative photojournalism 38.00: Coping with witnessing suffering 40.34: The Unbound Project43.20: Patriarchy and animal advocacy 47.56: 'Hidden'51.55: Jo-Anne's future work55.12: Stranded on a desert islandPre-order 'Hidden': https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hidden-animals-in-the-anthropocene-by-we-animals?secret_perk_token=98b5031d#/Robbie's comment: https://www.instagram.com/p/CCc6sZNnMvU/Buy 'We Animals': https://amzn.to/2C25V4VThis podcast is sponsored by Species Unite: plnt.news/species-unitePresented by Robbie Lockie | Edited by Phil Marriott--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Listen on other platformsSpotify: open.spotify.com/show/1aNLxA27mZQeIOzCUCPKd5iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-…st/id1255981965--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------REVIEW/SHARE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you enjoyed the episode and have a spare 1-2 minutes please leave a review on iTunes so the Plant Based News podcast ranks higher and becomes more discoverable for other listeners. If you have any friends that would benefit from listening to this episode or any of the other Plant Based News podcast episodes, please share.


14 Jul 2020

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Jo-Anne McArthur and Banjo

Dog Stories

Surane interviews award-winning photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, who shares her life in Toronto with her rescue dog, Banjo. The author of two books, We Animals (2014), and Captive (2017), Jo-Anne is well known for her heroic efforts in documenting the plight of animals around the world. Jo-Anne's work and her often challenging lifestyle were the focus of the documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine (2013). Jo-Anne's "Leave a Dog a Bone" references: Read Dog Boy written by Australian novelist Eva Hornung. Visit Jo-Anne's own weanimalsmedia.org, which tells the stories and documents the lives of animals in the human environment – those used for food, fashion, entertainment, work, religion, and experimentation. Take a second to appreciate and (if feasible) donate to your local animal shelters for their efforts to offer a second shot at life to so many innocent souls in need.  Consider adopting black dogs if you're looking for a new best friend!


9 Jul 2020

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Chatting with Jo-Anne McArthur, photographer and author

The Andy Meddick MP Podcast

Animal advocacy comes in so many forms, all of them playing an important role in protecting animals. Tonight I’m chatting with Jo-Anne McArthur who is an award-winning photographer  and author. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has documented our complex relationship with animals around the globe. Jo-Anne was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2013 documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine, which followed her as she documented the plight of abused and exploited animals and advocated for their rights as sentient beings. Jo-Anne who lives in Canada also travelled to Australia to photograph wildlife during the recent bushfires. I’m also very excited to let you know about her forthcoming book which she co-edited with Keith Wilson called HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene. It should be landing in Australia at the end of the year. 


22 Jun 2020

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Jo-Anne McArthur - We Animals Media

We Are Photographers

Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist, sought-after speaker, and the founder of We Animals Media. She’s been documenting the plight of animals on all seven continents for almost two decades. She is the author of two books & her forthcoming third book - Hidden: Animals in the Anthropocene - will be published Fall 2020. Jo-Anne was the subject of the acclaimed documentary, The Ghosts in Our Machine. Her photography and writing has been published in National Geographic, The Washington Post, VICE, the LA Times, Canadian Geographic, Huffington Post, and Outdoor Photography. Jo-Anne speaks internationally at schools, universities, and conferences on the subjects of photography, the human-animal relationship, social change, and empathy.In this episode, we explore the genre of animal photojournalism and influences of conflict, humanitarian and conservation photography. Jo-Anne talks about animal sentience, ethology and women being at the forefront of animal activism. Hear about the making-of her upcoming book Hidden and how the We Animals Archive of images and film is being used globally. We discuss the topics of PTSD, the current pandemic, storytelling, policy change, and how empathy and compassion led her to action.This is We Are Photographers with Jo-Anne McArthur and this is her story.Connect with Jo-Anne McArthur: weanimalsmedia.org | Instagram |  Twitter | FacebookAt CreativeLive we believe there is a creator in all of us. If you’re looking to get fresh perspectives, inspiration or skills to boost your hobbies, business or life head over to creativelive.com and check out both 24/7 free classes and The Creator Pass, our subscription that gives you on anytime demand access to over 1500 classes taught by the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs.Connect with your CreativeLive community: creativelive.com | IG @creativelive | TW @creativelive | YT @creativelive | FB @creativeliveConnect with your host Kenna Klosterman: IG @kennaklosterman | TW @kennakphotoSubscribe, rate & review We Are Photographers wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts! We’d love to hear from you!


9 Jun 2020