Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photojournalist and animal advocate hailing from Toronto, Canada, who turned her passion for photography and animals into her life's work. Many of the powerful, haunting images you see in animal rights campaigns all over the world were captured through her lens. Jo Anne has worked with organisations including Sea Shepherd, Animal Igualidad and the Jane Goodall Institute.
Her own project, We Animals has been immortalised in a book, as well as in the documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine (directed by Liz Marshall) which follows Jo-Anne as she travels around the world bearing witness to the suffering of the animals trapped in our modern machine.
Not surprisingly, Jo-Anne has suffered PTSD as a result of her work and describes herself as a ‘war photographer’. She takes comfort in visits to Farm Sanctuary and the opportunities she has had to spread a compassionate message by sharing her experiences with others.
Jo-Anne has earned numerous awards, including the 2013 Compassion for Animals Award and the 2011 Canadian Empathy Award, and was included in HuffPost’s ‘Top 10 Women Trying to Change the World’.