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Project: African Rhino is a multimedia photo-journalism project raising awareness about rhino conservation in Africa, with a particular focus on successful initiatives and scientific developments in the face of current and future threats, including the poaching crisis.
The three year project, beginning in mid-2012, will include journalistic coverage of key issues in magazines and newspapers, updates on this blog and on social media sites, a coffee table book celebrating African rhinos, and a major photographic exhibition.
We’ll be turning a critical journalistic eye to the major issues, with a view to raising awareness of the plight of Africa’s rhinos, rather than fund-raising – there are plenty of organisations who are already doing that. But we will be donating profits from the book and print sales to rhino conservation.
We’re a husband and wife team of wildlife photojournalists, based in the UK, but specialising in the wildlife of Southern Africa.
We’ve been journalists for more years than we care to admit (let’s just say more than a quarter of a century!). About 15 years ago we were hopelessly smitten by the game parks of Africa, and began photographing their amazing wildlife professionally.
Our journalistic background has a strong influence on the way we photograph, and we believe the most powerful way to tell stories is through a combination of words and pictures. Our feature articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines and newspapers, and we’ve also published three books.
We’re very fortunate to live in the heart of Northumberland national park, one of the wildest and most beautiful areas of England, but our hearts belong in Africa and we spend as much time as possible photographing and researching in the bush. You can see more of our work by visiting our website, www.toonphoto.com.