Prints for Wildlife wouldn't exist without photographers joining forces and donating their work generously to the fundraiser. These are the over 240 photographers who have donated their work since the inception of Prints for Wildlife - our gratitude belongs to these gifted and kind artists.
The contributing photographers since 2020
The project initiators
Without knowing each other personally Pie and Marion joined forces in 2020 with one shared idea: To support conservation efforts during the challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. Fast forward to 2022 - they're still working together, and even if the pandemic slowly subsides there's still so much to support needed in face of climate change and biodiversity loss!
Pie Aerts (Instagram: @pie_aerts) is a Dutch documentary and wildlife photographer with a sincere interest in human/wildlife conflict stories. Through his lens, he examines the intricate relationship between animals, humans and nature and, as we become increasingly distant from each other and ourselves, he uses photography to search for the cause of this disconnect. He believes art can be an incredibly powerful tool in restoring that lost connection and therefore founded Prints for Wildlife in march 2020. Since the international outbreak of COVID-19 Pie traveled to Kenya 3 times to work on his new collection Umoja, visualising his personal relationship with the Kenyan landscape. Pie serves as a Canon EMEA ambassador and as Hahnemühle Natural Line Ambassador.
Marion Payr (Instagram: @marionpayr) is a travel photographer based in Austria. At the centre of Marions work is a dedication to the art of traveling, which unites us globally and acts as a driving force for cultural understanding and conservation. She believes in the power of imagery to convey these values to future generations. Marion dedicates much of her career to female empowerment, believing an equal representation of voices & images supports a vision of a united world in the spirit of togetherness. Another cornerstone of Marions work is her dedication to wildlife conservation and ethical tourism in Africa - with a focus on socially conscious projects and women’s empowerment.
Advisory BoardSince 2021 we're joined by our advisory board - to act as sounding board and sparring partner and support Prints for Wildlife with their voices and ideas.
Mia: "Prints for Wildlife is a wonderful initiative to support African Parks and to encourage people to take interest in the importance of our natural world."
Clement Kiragu (@clementkiragu)
Clement: “My support for Prints for Wildlife was hugely contributed to the community based approach that went into the thinking of this Initiative. I have seen communities around national parks live in poverty far too long. Since I started out in wildlife I always knew I wanted to do something about that. So, when Pie approached me about a cause that would benefit such communities, it was a no brainer. We all know the dangers we face with wildlife; We need to act NOW to start the wave of change we so desperately need. I am all about such change.”
Marcus Westberg (@marcuswestbergphotography)
Photographer & writer
Marcus: “For me, joining Prints for Wildlife was a no-brainer. I have been working with African Parks for several years, but Covid put an end to my ability to support them in the field. Prints for Wildlife is a great way to continue that support at a time when it is needed more than ever - as well as an opportunity to collaborate with incredible photographers from all over the world.”
Michael Lorentz (@mlorentz23)
Safari guide, conservationist & photographer
Michael: “Conservation can be daunting, and I am often asked, 'what can I do that makes a difference?' Prints for Wildlife is one answer. In buying a print (or even two), you become part of a movement that, at scale, has been shown to raise a significant amount of money - money that goes to African Parks, who is in my view the most effective conservation organization on the continent. Your purchase of a stunning photograph becomes part of a much larger narrative that truly does make a difference. Prints for Wildlife 'Round One' was a beautiful story in a challenging year that somehow captured the very best of who we are and what we can achieve when we all pull in the same direction.”
Prints for Wildlife would never have been possible without a dedicated team of volunteers who spent days and weeks supporting the fundraiser. Some of them working tirelessly in the photo lab packing and shipping orders others supporting us on handling the wave of support on Social Media. Let us just name a few!
Martin Meyer / Our Social Media wizard
Martin (Instagram: @martinmeyer_wild) is a wildlife photographer based in South Africa. Martin is the one behind a lot of the messages and answers you get on the Prints for Wildlife Instagram account!
Kady Kirchmayr / Social Media management
Kady (Instagram: @kadyinvienna) is a Social Media strategist and avid photographer based in Austria. Thanks to her support we could keep you updated with daily Instagram stories and regular posts full of beautiful photography, great storytelling and all the infos you needed about the fundraiser!
Julia Korn / Customer Service
Julia (Instagram: @days_of_ubuntu) is a media & communications student and trained field & trails guide and supported the first edition of Prints for wildlife already. In the second edition she will take on an even bigger role.
Julia: "During the time I experienced and learned about wildlife in South Africa I realized the importance of protecting these wild places. The animals, the trees and everything in between are so unbelievably stunning. I believe we need to do everything in our power to make sure that the generations after us can enjoy wild spaces like we do. And in this African Parks is doing an amazing job! This is why, from the moment I heard of Prints for Wildlife, I knew, I needed to be a part of it in one way or another!"
Capucine Veuillet / Customer Service
In 2022 we're joined by Capucine (@caapsss) who is supporting us with all things customer service. Thank you so much for your time and dedication!
Chase Teron / E-Commerce & E-Mail marketing advisor
Graeme Green / Advisor
Graeme (Instagram: @graeme.green) is a photographer and journalist for international publications specialising in wildlife, conservation, human rights, development and global issues. He is also the founder of the New Big 5 project (www.newbig5.com).
Graeme: “When Pie got in touch ahead of the first Prints For Wildlife fundraiser asking for help, I was happy to get involved with such an obviously great cause, and it’s great to be asked back for this summer’s campaign. As a photographer and journalist, I’ve spent time in many of Africa’s incredible wildlife locations and learnt first-hand about the urgent issues facing animals, nature and people. African Parks do exceptional work to protect wildlife areas, working with local communities, experts and African governments. Photography can do so much to raise awareness about important issues and raising money is vital to keeping conservation work going. Prints For Wildlife is a great example of what can be achieved when people work together. It’s a pleasure to be able to help.”