Joachim Schmeisser, born in 1958, has made a name for himself in various branches of photography. As an advertising photographer, the Munich native started working for international companies in the 1980s, and he was a pioneer in analogue compositing with his use of multiple exposures.
But photography can be more than technical skill and a joy in experimentation. He has developed an equally impressive and compelling visual language based on his intense interest in his subject matter, his deeply personal view of the world, and his unique way of seeing and self-expression. This particularly characterizes the independent artistic work he has been creating since 2009 in Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Joachim Schmeisser has gained widespread acclaim with his iconic wildlife portraits, receiving the prestigious Hasselblad Masters Award for his work in 2012. Renowned publishing houses have issued several books of his photography.