Jo-Anne’s photography and writing have been featured in publications and online platforms including National Geographic, The Washington Post, LensCulture, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, GEO France, Shutterbug Magazine, NPhoto, Elle Canada, Canadian Geographic, ProPublica, Der Spiegel, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat, PhotoLife magazine, PDN Online, Huffington Post, Outdoor Photography, Feature Shoot, and World Press Photo. In addition, Jo-Anne’s images have been used by hundreds of organizations, publishers, and academics.


2023: reFocus awards, People’s Vote, photojournalism category

2022: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, photojournalism category

2021: BigPicture competition, grand prize

2021: AEFONA competition, first prize in the Man and Nature category

2021: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, People’s Choice finalist

2021: The Earth Project’s COP 26 galleries, 1st and 3rd place wins

2020: Picture of the Year International, Photography book of the Year (HIDDEN Animals in the Anthropocene)

2020: IPPY, Outstanding Book of the Year Most Likely to Save the Planet (HIDDEN Animals in the Anthropocene)

2020: Nature Photogapher of the Year, first prize in the Man and Nature category

2020: Compassion Arts Ahimsa Award

2019: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, photojournalism category

2018: Global Peace award, best single picture

2018: Humane Canada’s Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Award for Public Engagement award

2017: Wildlife Photographer of the Year, People’s Choice Award

2016:Festival della Fotografia Etica, Single Shot award

2016: Clements award, Art Category

Montreal SPCA’s Barbara and Hillary Erhardt Award

The Institute for Critical Animal Studies Media Award

CBC’s “Top 50 Champions of Change”

HuffPost WOMEN’s “Top 10 Women Trying to Change the World”

Italy’s Vegan OK! award

The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s 2013 Compassion for Animals award

2011 Canadian Empathy Awards, Art Category

Farm Sanctuary’s “Farm Animal Friend of the Year” award


2023, 2022, and 2021: HIDDEN Animals in the Anthropocene exhibits in Croatia, Czechia, Ireland, Greece, France, Switzerland and the USA.

2002: Animal Among Animals. Group Exhibit, curated by Gabi Scardi and RAVE Artist Residency.Gorizia, Italy.

2021: HIDDEN Animals in the Anthropocene at F3, gallery, Berlin, Germany.

November 2018: Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, Montier Photo Festival, France.

October 2018: We Animals exhibit at LUSH Studio, SOHO, London, UK.

March 2018: We Animals exhibit, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

October 2017: The EU Zoo Inquiry. GDT European Nature Photography Conference, with Britta Jaschinski. Lunen, Germany.

October 2017: Beasts of Burden, group exhibit, curated by Jane O’Hara. New York City, USA.

September 2017: Captive, solo exhibit. Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada.

July 2017: Rachel’s Promise. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste, Italy.

July&August 2017: We Animals. La mairie du 2nd arrondissement. Paris, France.

May 2017: Of Animals and Humans. The Ethnographic Museum. Zagreb, Croatia.

February 2017: Festival of Political Photography, Finnish Museum of Photography. Helsinki, Finland.

December 2016: We Animals: Reportaze O Niewidocznych. Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej MD_S. Wroclaw, Poland.

October 2016: EU Zoo Inquiry (with Jo-Anne McArthur, Britta Jaschinski and the Born Free Foundation), European Parliament. Brussels, Belgium.

September 2016: We Animals / Noi Animali, Museum GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Turin, Italy.

September 2016: Beyond the Sights of Our Daily Lives. Group exhibit curated by DAYS Japan. Setagaya-ku. Tokyo, Japan.

December 2015: We Animals at the 2015 Voiceless Awards, Byron Kennedy Hall, Moore Park. Sydney, Australia.

April 2015: We Animals: Examining the Human Relationship with Animals, Michigan University College of Law. Michigan, USA.

October 2014: Art to Zoo: Exploring Animal Natures, Santa Barbara Museum of Art. California, USA.

October 2014: The Next Big Five. Antwerp, Belgium.

April 2014: We Animals: The Photography of Jo-Anne McArthur, National Museum of Animals and Society. Los Angeles, California, USA.

March 2014: Beasts of Burden, New Arts Center & Unbound Visual Arts. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

July 2013: We Animals, Epitome Institute. San Antonio, Texas, USA.

May 2013: Forgotten Animals. Amsterdam, Utrecht, Arnhem, Zwolle, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Netherlands.

September 2011: The Bushmeat Crisis In Focus: Finding Hope for Great Apes, Jane Goodall Institute, Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Canada.

September 2011: We Animals. Critical Animal Studies conference, Faculty of Arts of Charles University. Prague, Czech Republic.

March 2010: We Animals, Department of Law, McGill University. Montreal, Canada.