The last of their kind
Elephants crossing
Kenya 2017
120 x 90 cm
47.24 x 35.43 in.
Edition of 10
112.5 x 150 cm
44.29 x 59.06 in.
Edition of 5
Platin Palladium


JOACHIM SCHMEISSER 35 years ago Joachim Schmeisser started his career as an advertising photographer. Beside the commercial photography he dedicates himself to themes of personal interest. Top priorities are people and socially relevant subjects. “I see photography as a mirror of my feelings and it should direct full attention at the subject’s essence. It is all about beauty, fragility, fugacity, and mindfulness, dignity and the soul, as well as the right of every individual to have a equal place on this planet.” His aim is to have a look behind the scenes and to bring the invisible to the surface. His pictures touch our hearts – the emotional language of the soul.
The insightful animal portraits of the “orphan elephants”, which are being cared for by the “David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust”, have become a real affair personal matter for him. After initial exhibitions of the portraits in 2009, Joachim Schmeisser received prestigious international awards, including the much sought-after Hasselblad Master Award 2012.


Dickhäuter auf Fotopapier – Joachim Schmeisser im interview mit der BR Abendschau vom 24. November 2017

Behind the scenes – Elephants in heaven Part I

Behind the scenes – Elephants in heaven Part II


Graphis New York Gold 2009
Graphis New York Gold 2008
Graphis New York Gold 2007
Graphis New York Gold 2006
Graphis New York Gold 2005
Graphis New York Gold 2004

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