Joachim Schmeisser - Cut in Stone, 2019 (detail)

Joachim Schmeisser

March 4, 2021

Joachim Schmeisser is a German photographer widely known for his exceptionally intimate portraits of species threatened with extinction. In his latest series, “Last of Their Kind,” he focuses on the beauty of creation and its fragile transience. These timeless images can be interpreted on different levels, as depictions of a distant past or as gloomy predictions of a future where we can only find these majestic creatures in zoos.

Featured image: Joachim Schmeisser - Cut in Stone, 2019 (detail). Archival pigment print. This work is part of a limited edition set. 37 4/5 × 47 1/5 in. 96 × 120 cm. Edition of 10 + 2AP; 47 1/5 × 59 1/10 in. 120 × 150 cm. Edition of 5; 59 1/10 × 73 3/5 in. 150 × 187 cm. Edition of 3 + 2AP. Photo courtesy Echo Fine Arts