My work is a global documentary about animal suffering.
My work involves constant dilemmas and having to make difficult choices. I am unable to save the thousands of animals that are the subjects of my photographs. In the case of Kevin Carter, there was one vulture and one victim. In my work there are thousands of such vultures, millions of victims, and I come face to face with it every time. Is it unethical to face it, is it unethical to face the system behind it? If I stop doing what I am doing, the victims will not disappear and the suffering, exploitation and killing will continue. I am just a small element that shows what unspeakable social consent exists.
Pig factory farming
Raising animals for fur
The use of cows in the dairy industry
Broiler factory farm
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What do they say about me?
I admire Andrew Skowron’s work greatly, and I also admire and respect him. He has been documenting the brutality of our treatment of others for decades now, and still he returns. Andrew has inspired others to do the same. He works to capture not just industries, but the experience of the animals within those industries. Through his work and compositions, we have therare and necessary opportunity to get close to animals we never see, and so his work sparks conversation and change. Andrew’s work is brave, harrowing, connecting, and vital. It’s an honour and a pleasure to work with Andrew as well, as he is one of our key contributing animal photojournalists at We Animals Media.
Andrew Skowron shows us how it is. He is one of the most courageous animal photographers of our time. He has shown unflinching determination throughout his campaigning. Once you have seen a photo by Skowron, you will not be able to un-see it. His photos invite the viewer to connect with the protagonist and they will stay in your mind and beg the question whether we are complicit in this animal suffering. These are the photos we need, to finally feel the urge to put right the world we share with other animals – sentient beings we should respect and
It’s always such a pleasure working with Andrew. His photography is incredibly powerful, and he is always so helpful and accommodating with our frequent requests to license his images for our various projects. His passion for animals and wanting to end their suffering can really be felt through his images and his generous approach to sharing them with animal welfare organisations like ours.
Expertise for Animals prepares reports, background articles and analysis on animal related topics. We consult advocates and organizations based on scientific evidence. Through Andrew Skowron’s photos we take our work to an impactful level. His photos bridge the distance between technical scientific publications and the affected non-human animals. We value his work as a powerful tool to educate about the reality of factory farming and other forms of animal abuse!
Andrew is an extremely reliable investigator, who is friendly and great to work with.
He has an eye for detail and an ability to capture the animals as equals.
He can work autonomously and anticipate the assignments’ needs. He has a wealth of experience and I recommend him highly.
L’association L214 a eu l’honneur de pouvoir utiliser plusieurs photographies réalisées par Andrew afin d’illustrer des publications de sensibilisation au sort des animaux détenus dans les élevages et les abattoirs. Nous avons également pu mettre en avant des animaux photographiés après avoir été sauvés par des sanctuaires. Son travail est poignant en plus d’être plus que qualitatif, un grand merci de nous avoir permis de l’utiliser et surtout, bravo pour ton investissement et ton courage face à cette si difficile réalité.
L214 Ethique et Animaux
Andrew Skowron’s pictures are exactly what our latest campaign’s social media posts needed. His capturing of the many animals’ sad faces and unnatural poses, otherwise out of reach and hidden, increased the engagement and our web traffic. The high-quality photos speak and scream for the voiceless by channeling strong emotions among our followers old and new.
OBRAZ – Obránci zvířat
Andrew Skowron’s is a true professional in his work, a great example of perfectionism, hard working, punctuality, courage and fast delivery.We had the pleasure to work together several times and each time we were very impressed by the attention that he has for details as, you can almost hear the desperate call for help that animals are making.Thanks to Andrew we can speak easier than ever in behalf of animals as everyone can see clear what animals are trying to tell us.
President of F.R.E.E.
Collaboration Andrew Skowron x Animal Equality.
Animal Equality and the animals we work for have benefited immensely from the work ofAndrew Skowron. He is not only an incredibly talented photographer but also a braveadvocate. He infiltrates the animal exploitation industries to witness and document what theydo to animals.That is why his work is fundamental and vital. His photographs don’t need wordsaccompanying them. They speak for themselves. They are essential for winning campaignsthat make a difference for animals. His work is also vital because it accelerates theunstoppable progress to end this cycle of suffering and death. He documents living history,and by doing so, he changes the lives of many animals and ensures that they won’t beignored or forgotten.
Animal Equality Germany
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Andrew Skowron on the first investigation ever revealing the sad and little-known reality of the egg industry in Thailand. His powerful pictures shed light to this once ignored reality, which has potentially resulted in many cage-free commitments and improved the lives of thousands of laying hens.
Wich Piromsan- Managing Director- Thailand, Sinergia Animal
Andrew is truly an incredible professional and a great person and always willing to help. Working with him is the guarantee that in addition to having high quality material and amazing pictures, you will also learn a lot from him, thanks to his experience, wisdom , guidance and his kindness.
Abrir De Asas
Andrew Skowron’s arresting photos capture the grisly horrors of factory farming, while also helping us to feel the plights of individual animals. His work provides a rare glimpse into the institutions most of us will never see firsthand—and without a single word, lays out a compelling case for change. At The Humane League, thanks to free and unfettered access to Andrew’s photos, we’ve been able to tell stories we wouldn’t otherwise be able to tell. To show the magnitude of suffering. To change hearts and minds. For beautifully capturing this forgotten suffering—and for allowing it to be disseminated far and wide—we owe Andrew a debt of profound gratitude.
The Humane League