Joachim Schmeisser

Last Of Their Kind

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With the volume "The Last of Their Kind", the renowned photographer Joachim Schmeisser presents a moving homage to the beauty of creation and reveals its transience.

We are currently experiencing the sixth major species extinction in history - every day about 150 species disappear forever from this planet. This unprecedented loss of biodiversity is even more threatening than climate change, because biodiversity is the basis of our existence - without it we cannot survive. Against this background, Joachim Schmeisser has dedicated his second book, "The Last of Their Kind", to some of Africa's largest and most fascinating creatures, which have grown particularly close to his heart over the many years of his work: Elephant, rhino, giraffe, lion, cheetah, leopard and mountain gorilla - all fascinating creatures and all threatened with extinction.

His portraits give us extremely intimate insights into the beauty of creation and its transience. "The Last of Their Kind" is both a homage and a reminder - a visually breathtaking work, characterised by great empathy, with the aim of sharpening our clouded view of the one, infinitely complex and vulnerable nature and recognising which treasures we can irretrievably lose. The timelessly beautiful photographs are, on the one hand, testimonies of a distant past and, on the other, iconic reminders of a near future in which we will only be able to admire these majestic creatures in pictures or in a few zoos.

Foreword by Djimon Hounsou, two-time Oscar-nominated actor and WildAid Ambassador for Lions and Pangolins.

Joachim Schmeisser
Photographer
Price
€ 50 | $ 65 | £ 45
Pages
224
Images
111 b/w photographs
Format
27.5 x 34 cm | 10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in

Book title
Last Of Their Kind
Publisher
teNeues Verlag GmbH
Release date
16.4.2021
Format
27.5 x 34 cm | 10 5/6 x 13 3/8 in
Language
German & English
Pages
224
Images
111 b/w photographs
Price
€ 50 | $ 65 | £ 45
Weight
2.1 kg | 4.6 lb.
Finish / Special Book-Work
Hardcover
Category
Nature & Animals
ISBN (DE)
978-3-96171-279-3

Joachim Schmeisser (born 1958) began his professional career as an advertising photographer. In addition to commercial photography, he has always devoted himself to subjects that are close to his personal heart, especially people and socially relevant topics. He has received several international awards for his outstanding work, including the Hasselblad Masters Award 2012, and his work is exhibited worldwide. In 2017, he published the photo book "Elephants in Heaven" with teNeues Verlag.

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