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Joachim Schmeisser  Suguta

Joachim Schmeisser

Suguta, 2009

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  Couple I

Joachim Schmeisser

Couple I, 2010

Museum Archival Print

47 x 49.6 in. Ed. of 5

55.9 x 59 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  Kibo, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Kibo, Kenya, 2009

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  Bull with two Birds

Joachim Schmeisser

Bull with two Birds, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

 

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Joachim Schmeisser  Tim- Preserver of Peace, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Tim- Preserver of Peace, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 5

Platinum Palladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

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Joachim Schmeisser  Tim in front of Kilimanjaro, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Tim in front of Kilimanjaro, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

32.6 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

43.3 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 7

59 x 107 in.  Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser, The Magnificent Seven, Kenya, 2013

Joachim Schmeisser

The Magnificent Seven, Kenya, 2013

Musem Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Handmade Platinum Paladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

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Joachim Schmeisser  Circle of Life, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Circle of Life, Kenya, 2010

Museum Archival Print

49.6 x 118 in. Ed. of 12

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Joachim Schmeisser  Sarabi + Simba

Joachim Schmeisser

Sarabi + Simba, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  Lion King

Joachim Schmeisser

Lion King, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

 

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Joachim Schmeisser

Beyond II, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

28 x 59 in. Ed. of 10

35.4 x 67 in. Ed. of 5

47.2 x 89 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser

Beyond II, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

28 x 59 in. Ed. of 10

35.4 x 67 in. Ed. of 5

47.2 x 89 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  The Matriarch

Joachim Schmeisser

The Matriarch, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

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Joachim Schmeisser  Tomorrow's leader

Joachim Schmeisser

Tomorrow's leader, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.8 in. Ed of 3

Handmade Platinum Palladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

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Joachim Schmeisser  Suguta

Joachim Schmeisser

Suguta, 2009

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  Couple I

Joachim Schmeisser

Couple I, 2010

Museum Archival Print

47 x 49.6 in. Ed. of 5

55.9 x 59 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  Kibo, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Kibo, Kenya, 2009

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  Bull with two Birds

Joachim Schmeisser

Bull with two Birds, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

 

Joachim Schmeisser  Tim- Preserver of Peace, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Tim- Preserver of Peace, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 5

Platinum Palladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

Joachim Schmeisser  Tim in front of Kilimanjaro, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Tim in front of Kilimanjaro, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

32.6 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

43.3 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 7

59 x 107 in.  Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser, The Magnificent Seven, Kenya, 2013

Joachim Schmeisser

The Magnificent Seven, Kenya, 2013

Musem Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Handmade Platinum Paladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

Joachim Schmeisser  Circle of Life, Kenya

Joachim Schmeisser

Circle of Life, Kenya, 2010

Museum Archival Print

49.6 x 118 in. Ed. of 12

Joachim Schmeisser  Sarabi + Simba

Joachim Schmeisser

Sarabi + Simba, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  Lion King

Joachim Schmeisser

Lion King, 2017

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47.2 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

 

Joachim Schmeisser

Beyond II, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

28 x 59 in. Ed. of 10

35.4 x 67 in. Ed. of 5

47.2 x 89 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser

Beyond II, Kenya, 2019

Museum Archival Print

28 x 59 in. Ed. of 10

35.4 x 67 in. Ed. of 5

47.2 x 89 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  The Matriarch

Joachim Schmeisser

The Matriarch, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.7 in. Ed. of 3

Joachim Schmeisser  Tomorrow's leader

Joachim Schmeisser

Tomorrow's leader, 2019

Museum Archival Print

35.4 x 47 in. Ed. of 10

44.3 x 59 in. Ed. of 5

59 x 78.8 in. Ed of 3

Handmade Platinum Palladium Print

22 x 30 in. Ed. of 7

Biography

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. In 2012, he won the prestigious Hasselblad Master Award for this work and, in 2017, his book Elephants in Heaven was launched by the German publisher Teneues (the first edition of the book was sold out after 4 months, it‘s now sold in its third edition). In his latest book, The Last of Their Kind, published in 2021, Joachim Schmeisser presents the wild animals of Amboseli National Park in Kenya, where Maasai tribespeople ensure the protection of these endangered creatures. With his breathtaking black-and-white images, Schmeisser brings us up close to these extraordinary animals, creating a powerful document of nature’s splendor and fragility.

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