Jo-Anne McArthur has been photographing the plight of animals on all seven continents for over ten years. Her documentary project, We Animals, is internationally celebrated and over one hundred animal organizations, among them Igualdad Animal, Sea Shepherd and the Jane Goodall Institute, have benefited from her photography. Many organizations continue to work closely with Jo-Anne on campaigns and investigations.
Jo-Anne is the subject of Canadian film maker Liz Marshall's celebrated documentary The Ghosts In Our Machine and her first book, also entitled We Animals, was published by Lantern Books in 2013. Her work has been published in many books and media including National Geographic, the Guardian, Elle Canada, Canadian Geographic, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat and the Huffington Post. Awards and accolades include the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Media Award; More magazine’s Fierce List; one of CBC’s Top 50 Champions of Change, and HuffPost WOMEN's “Top 10 Women trying to change the world”. Jo-Anne’s work exhibits regularly in Europe and North America. She hails from Toronto, Canada.