McArthur’s photography and writing has been featured in publications such as National Geographic Voices and National Geographic Traveler, The Washington Post, LensCulture, The Guardian, The Toronto Star, GEO France, Shutterbug Magazine, NPhoto, Parade, The LA Times, Elle Canada, Canadian Geographic, The Huffington Post, Der Spiegel, DAYS Japan, Helsingin Sanomat, PhotoLife magazine, PDN Online, Huffington Post, Earth Island Journal, Outdoor Photography, Feature Shoot, Canadian Living, Alternatives Journal, and Canadian Dimension. In addition, McArthur’s images have been used by hundreds of organizations, publishers and academics to advocate for animals.


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.


Recent awards and accolades include the 2018 Alfred Fried Photography award for best single picture; the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award; the 2018 Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Award for Public Engagement; the 2016 Clements award, Art Category; the Montreal SPCA’s Barbara and Hillary Erhardt Award; the Institute for Critical Animal Studies Media Award; More Magazine‘s Fierce List; one of 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,  and one of 20 activists featured in the book The Next Eco Warrior.