Open Single Image Winner – Britta Jaschinski

18 Jul 2017

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‘Confiscated.’ “Surely an elephant foot is of no real use to anyone but the animal itself. These elephant feet were attempted to be smuggled from Africa to the US, but were seized by the American Border
Patrol and are currently stored at the National Wildlife Repository Denver, Colorado, USA. I have been documenting illegally traded wildlife products since August 2016 at borders and airport across the globe.” Image: Britta Jaschinski. Open Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

‘Confiscated.’ “Surely an elephant foot is of no real use to anyone but the animal itself. These elephant feet were attempted to be smuggled from Africa to the US, but were seized by the American Border Patrol and are currently stored at the National Wildlife Repository Denver, Colorado, USA. I have been documenting illegally traded wildlife products since August 2016 at borders and airport across the globe.” Image: Britta Jaschinski. Open Single Image Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017.

Gordon Hunt is senior communications and content executive at NDRC. He previously worked as a journalist with Silicon Republic.

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