Patricia Denys, a 2018 CAF grantee, along with Mary Holmes, and Karlie Kawa, have joined together to create a beautiful magazine for animals. Patricia is an artist and photographer and is one of the publishers, creative director, and a writer for this magazine, called Animal Culture. The magazine aspires to educate, motivate, and celebrate animals by featuring interviews with artists, writers, and other animal advocates, along with book reviews, humane education, visual culture information, and more. It shines a spotlight on those animals who are hidden, misunderstood, and not listened to—as well as those human beings who are fighting to protect them. The magazine is published bimonthly online. You can view the full magazine by becoming a Patreon member.
The second issue recently came out and features work from CAF board member and multi-year grantee, Jo-Anne McArthur. She is an award-winning photojournalist, educator, and author. She is the founder of We Animals, a project that documents through photography animals in the human environment and co-founder of Unbound Project, a multimedia project that recognizes and celebrate women at the forefront of animal advocacy, in both a contemporary and historical context.
Animal Culture features an article about Jo-Anne’s experience traveling to North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and documenting the animals impacted by horrible floods from the hurricane. Her photos were published in The Guardian and other news outlets and showed both the escaped and drowned animals. She documented how the concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) had created areas packed with animals who had no where to go once the hurricane hit. The large lagoons of waste next to these CAFOs also flooded and contaminated much of the water and caused overwhelming stench.
The magazine also featured her photo, “Rescuer Appolinaire Ndohoudou of Ape Action Africa and Pikin.” This image won the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award for 2017. Piken, a young gorilla, was rescued by Ape Action Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of great apes.