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Wildlife or Commodity? Exploring Humankind's Relationship with Nature

Britta Jaschinski
Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
In this talk, famous wildlife photojournalist Britta Jaschinski gives an insightful expression of the identity and individuality of animals, which are shown though her award-winning photographs. She discusses her almost devout fascination with “the animal’s spirit”, illustrated by images of many of the world’s big cats and other mammals.


Ms Jaschinski also questions the paradigm and complexity of humans’ relationship with nature.  Through her photography, she documents the fractured existence of wildlife, which she argues suffers in the name of entertainment, status, greed and superstition.  Her stories investigate the relationship mankind has with animals and highlights what humans risk to lose.  The photos she uses to illustrate the talk, while sometimes unsettling, are hauntingly beautiful.

German photographer Britta Jaschinski moved to the United Kingdom in the 1990s and rose to prominence with her first book publication shortly after.  In the 25 years since, she has won numerous international awards for her unique style of photojournalism.   Her passion to protect animals takes her across the globe and her latest series is CRIMES, examining the question ‘Wildlife Or Commodity?’.  Her image Confiscated has been published worldwide and won her the title of the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, the Grand Prize of the Big Picture Natural World Photo Competition 2017 and Winner in the Magnum Photography Awards 2017. 

Ms Jaschinski is a jury member of the NHM Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the World Press Award, The Wildscreen Photo Story Panda Award, and of The GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year.  She was named One of A Hundred Heroines in 2018, was Highly Commended for the Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2018 and was just was selected by Vanity Fair to be a Winner in its Changing Your Mind Awards 2019, which salutes brave individuals. 

Britta Jaschinski is the co-founder of Photographers Against Wildlife Crime, an international group of award winning photographers who have joined forces to use their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to the illegal wildlife trade.   Her work has been published and exhibited worldwide, with no fewer than 25 solo exhibitions.

  Members of the RGS, their guests and others are most welcome to attend this event, which is HK$150 for RGS Members and HK$200 for guests and others, including a complimentary glasses of white or red wine.  This event is free of charge for our Student Members.

 The Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong wishes to express its thanks to Hill Dickinson as the Venue Sponsor of this talk. 




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