German photographer Britta Jaschinski moved to the United Kingdom in the 90s and rose to prominence with her first book publication shortly after. In the 20 years since, she has won numerous international awards for her unique style of photojournalism. Jaschinski is devoted to documenting the fractured existence of wildlife, which suffers in the name of entertainment, status, greed and superstition. She is a professional photographer based in London, but her passion to protect animals takes her across the globe. Her stories investigate the relationship we have with animals and highlights what we risk to loose. Her photos are troubling, unsettling, sometimes hard-hitting and yet beautiful.
Her latest series is CRIMES, examining the question ‘Wildlife Or Commodity? For the past year she has documented wildlife items at borders and airports that people try to smuggle across the globe. Jaschinski is hoping to emphasize the ruthless killing and the illegal movement of endangered species. The image CONFISCATED has been published worldwide and won her the title of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, the Grand Prize of the Big Picture Competition 2017 and is a Winner in the Magnum Photography Award 2017.
Britta Jaschinski is the co-founder of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime™ - an international group of award winning photographers who have joined forces to use their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade. They will draw attention to this deadly subject with a truly unique book, supported via crowdfunding and to be published in May 2018. http://www.brittaphotography.com/