​For years, Joachim Schmeisser has been photographing the last giants of Africa at close range, creating exceptionally intimate portraits of species threatened with extinction.
In his new series – The Last Of Their Kind – he focuses on the beauty of creation and its fragile transience. 
These striking images are timeless works that can be interpreted on different levels:  as depictions of a distant past or as iconic memories in a not too distant future in which we can only admire these majestic creatures in zoos. They are both an homage and a final warning - visual revelations that sharpen our clouded view of nature in all its infinite complexity as well as recognizing what treasures we might irretrievably lose.




Joachim Schmeisser at ZIBB in RBB

Photographer Joachim Schmeisser was a guest at ZIBB on RBB.
He spoke with Madeleine Wähle about his new book "Last of Their Kind"
and his work with Africa's last wild animals.

Click here to watch the Interview

Golden Giant II
Kenya 2013
90 x 120 cm
35.43 x 47.24 in.
Auflage 10
112.5 x 150 cm
44.29 x 59.06 in.
Auflage 5
150 x 200 cm
59.06 x 78.74 in.
Auflage 3

Hall of Giants

The last of their kind

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