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Award-Winning Photography and Film

Many of our photographs and films have been recognized by numerous awarding bodies for their poignant depictions of animal lives. Awards help to bring awareness to animal issues and to the field of animal photojournalism.

You can explore and use all of our award-winning visuals on our stock platform.

Featured Awards

In the Name of Fashion

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

A red fox at a fur farm in Quebec, which has since been closed down.
2023 reFOCUS Color Photography Contest People’s Vote Award Photojournalism (Professional)

“Transfarming Switzerland”

Filmmakers: Thomas Machowicz & Sabina Diethelm, 2022

Transfarming Switzerland
2023 Setting Sun Film Festival

Life and Death in Fur Farming

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

Life and Death in Fur Farming. Ten, now eight, mink kits in a nest box on a Swedish fur farm. These American mink kits fight for space and to reach their food. A sign indicates two have died. Though the legal cage size is now larger and a two-storey box a requirement for adult mink, with no more than two adults per cage, injuries still occur. Sweden, 2010. Jo-Anne McArthur / Djurrattsalliansen / We Animals
2022 Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Highly Commended (Photojournalism category)

The Rise of Industrial Pig Farming in Thailand

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals, 2020)
Independent Publisher Book Awards | Gold Medallist – “Outstanding Book of the Year – Most Likely To Save The Planet” (2021)

Animals in the Anthropocene Photo Series

Photographers: Aaron Gekoski, Adam Oswell, Jo-Anne McArthur, Kelly Guerin, Lissy Jayne, Selene Magnolia

Across the confines of this crowded pen, dairy cow and photographer lock eyes. Australia. Lissy Jayne / HIDDEN / We Animals
IPA: Deeper Perspective (3rd Place - Jury Top 5)

The Animals Are Leaving Us

The Animals Are Leaving Us
IPA: Books - Monograph (2nd Place)

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals, 2020)
Pictures of the Year International | Photography Book of the Year (2020)
Independent Publisher Book Awards | Gold Medallist – “Outstanding Book of the Year – Most Likely To Save The Planet” (2021)

Hope in a Burned Plantation

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

An Eastern grey kangaroo and her joey who survived the forest fires in Mallacoota. Australia, 2020. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Wildlife Photographer of the Year | People’s Choice Award: Highly Commended (2021)
Nature Photographer Of The Year | Man & Nature category (2020)
BigPicture Competition | Grand Prize Winner (2021)

Pikin and Appolinaire

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

Pikin and Appolinaire. Pikin was being transported from the vet clinic to the new gorilla enclosure, but woke up early from the sedation. Cameroon, 2009. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
Wildlife Photographer of the Year | People’s Choice Award: Winner (2017)

Ron, rescued from a life of invasive research

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur 

Ron, a chimpanzee rescued from invasive research, in his nest of blankets at Save the Chimps. USA, 2011. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals
The Spanish Association of Nature Photographers (AEFONA) | Man & Nature Category (2021)

“Moving Animals” 

Filmmaker: Miguel Endara / Vidara Films, 2021

Moving Animals
2021 International Vegan Film Festival | Best Film: Animal Advocacy - Short

A sow and a piglet in a sow stall 

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

A sow and piglet in a sow stall.
The Earth Project | COP 26 Gallery 3 - 1st Place (2021)

See More Awards

The Animals Are Leaving Us | 2022 International Photography Awards – Books: Monograph (2nd Place)

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

Ron, rescued from a life of invasive research (USA, 2011) | 2021 AEFONA – Man & Nature Category

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

A dog carcass lies in a bucket of water ready to be cooked at a restaurant | 2022 International Photography Awards (IPA) – Best of Show

Photographer: Aaron Gekoski (Cambodia, 2019)

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene | 2022 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Gold: Books (Documentary)

Photographer: Various 

Hope in a Burned Plantation | 2022 International Photography Awards (IPA) – Honorable Mention: Nature (Wildlife)

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Australia, 2020)

Animals transported for slaughter | 2021 The Earth Project COP26 Gallery 2 – Joint 3rd Place

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Turkey, 2018)

Hope in a Burned Plantation | 2021 The Earth Project COP26 Gallery 1 – 3rd Place

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Australia, 2020)

“Invisible” | 2021 International Vegan Film Festival – Best Animal Short

Filmmaker: Chris Shoebridge, 2020

“Monbiot: Arresting the Truth” | 2021 International Vegan Film Festival – Best Environmental Protection Film

Filmmaker: Alex Lockwood, 2020

The Wall of Shame | 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Highly Commended: Photojournalism Category

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (USA, 2015)​

Live Transport Photo Essay | 2019 International Vegan Film Festival – Overall Runner Up: Photo Essay Contest

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur 

“Gold Doesn’t Rust” | 2019 Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival – Best Film: Lifestyle

Filmmaker: Kelly Guerin, 2019

Raabia Hawa and Puppy | 2019 Festival Della Fotografia Etica – Special Mention: Single Shot Award

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Kenya, 2016)

“Promises” | 2018 Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival – Best Film: Animal Advocacy

Filmmaker: Jan Sorgenfrei, 2017​

Pikin and Appolinaire | 2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award – Best Single Picture Entry: Special Award of the Jury

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Cameroon, 2009)