About us Meet the Team Patrons Britta Jaschinski “We talk to animals but we don’t listen to them. We stroke them with one hand and beat them with the other. Freedom for Animals gives animals a voice and fights for their rights. Animals don’t need us but we need them. We must protect them from ourselves.” World-renowned photographer Britta Jaschinski was born in Bremen, Germany, but has lived in London since 1993. Her nature photography is both unconventional and powerful and has won her a dedicated international following. In the 1990s, Britta worked to document the sad world of captive animals in zoos. Dark, disjointed representations of creatures in concrete and metal compounds conveyed the displacement that characterised their existence. ZOO gained her instant recognition in 1996 following a show at the Photographers’ Gallery in London and an accompanying book, depicting 75 haunting black and white images from zoos around the world. Britta has continued to win awards from around the world including European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017. Britta is a co-founder 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.