The animals in Zoo, hapless victims of our voyeurism, are painfully decontexualized, while her next book, Wild Things (2003), pointedly depicts animals and habitats in conjunction with each other. To appreciate who animals are, we need to think at the same time about where they live.
For her next project, Jaschinski is planning an expedition to photograph polar bears in the Canadian Arctic. Armed with her 25-year-old camera and some black-and-white film, she will, of course, attempt to find something unique as she travels far out into the tundra in search of these animals. Her challenge will be to recount her interaction with their lives in their world, without compartmentalizing or diminishing them as a fetish of human culture.