Jo-Anne McArthur

Photo: Lesley Marino

We are so excited that Jo-Anne McArthur will be speaking at Vegfest!

McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe. Since 1998, her work has taken her to over fifty countries.

McArthur’s first book, We Animals, was published in 2014. Her forthcoming book, Captive, will be published in summer 2017.

McArthur 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.

Her newest endeavour, The Unbound Project, with co-author Dr. Keri Cronin, is a photographic project that celebrates female leaders at the forefront of animal advocacy, both contemporary and historical.

McArthur’s photography and writing has been in publications such as National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, the LA Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Geographic, THIS Magazine, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat, Der Spiegel, PhotoLife magazine, PDN Online, Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, Outdoor Photography, Feature Shoot, Alternatives Journal, Canadian Living, and Canadian Dimension. In addition, We Animals images have been used by more than 100 organizations, publishers and academics to advocate for animals.