3 de agosto de 2017


Photographer Nick Brandt was born in 1966 and raised in England. He studied Painting and Film before he moved to America in the early 1990s to direct many award-winning videos. In 2000, Nick Brandt embarked upon his ambitious photographic project: a trilogy of works to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. What makes his work unique is the fact that his work is a combination of epic panoramas of animals within dramatic landscapes, and graphic portraits more akin to studio portraiture of human subjects from the early 20th century – as if these animals were already long dead, from a bygone era. These iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. Notably, Nick Brandt photographs on medium-format black and white film without telephoto or zoom lenses. In 2016 he released his latest series »Inherit the Dust«.

After his first exhibition at CAMERA WORK gallery in 2005, Nick Brandt went on to have multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, including in New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Munich, Brussels, and Paris. His first large solo museum exhibition was shown by FOTOGRAFISKA in Stockholm in 2011. In September 2010, in urgent response to the escalation of poaching in Africa due to increased demand from the Far East, Nick Brandt founded the non-profit organization »Big Life Foundation«, dedicated to the conservation of Africa's wildlife and ecosystems.

wasteland with elephant 2015

factory with rhino 2014

quarry with giraffe 2014

road to factory with zebra 2014

road with elephant 2014

alleyway with chimpanzee 2014

underpass with elephants ( lean back your life is on track)  2015

wasteland with rhinos 2015

quarry with lion 2014

underpass with rhino & egret  2014

On This Earth
On This Earth : Book 1 2000-2004

Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli 2004

Elephant Exodus, Amboseli 2004

Giraffe Looking Over Plains, Serengeti 2002

Two Rhinos, Lewa 2002

Giraffe & Baby Under Trees, Masai Mara 2002

Lioness in Crater, Ngorongoro Crater 2000

Elephant Mother & Baby Holding Leg, Serengeti, 2002

A Shadow Falls
A Shadow Falls : Book 2 2005-2008

Lion Under Leaning Tree, Masai Mara 2008

Rhinos on Lake, Nakuru, 2007

Giraffe Triptych, Masai Mara 2005

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli 2007

Elephant Cathedral, Masai Mara 2007

Lion Before Storm - Sitting Profile, Masai Mara 2006

Wildebeest Arc, Masai Mara, 2006

Selected New Work 2010-2011.
These photos, taken during 2010-11, are the first release of new photographs in two years. These photos will be included in the final part of my trilogy. The title of this third book will complete the titles of the first two books - "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls..." to form one consecutive sentence. Another set of photos will be released in two years time, which in theory will coincide with the release of this third book. The photos, darker in tone than previous work, reflect the further ongoing diminishing of the natural world of Africa. The three photographs of rangers holding tusks are all from elephants killed at the hands of man within the Amboseli/Tsavo ecosystem. The rangers in the photos are part of the team from BIG LIFE FOUNDATION, the non-profit organization I started in Sept 2010 in an effort to halt what was an alarming and massive escalation of poaching in East Africa. So far, working within the Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, the Big Life teams have successfully dramatically reduced the level of poaching and other killings of animals in the region. The problem remains rampant elsewhere. Please go to www.biglifeafrica.org to learn more and hopefully donate to help our cause. One series of photos are portraits of some of the last big bull elephants still alive in Amboseli - a photographic record of some of the finest of them before the worst may occur and they are murdered for their ivory or speared as human population encroaches further on their land. One, Elephant with Half Ear, was killed six weeks after the photo of him was taken in July 2010. Another new series of photos, The Calcified, are photos of calcified dead creatures that I found on the shoreline of a lake in Tanzania. The extremely high soda content of the lake preserves them in this calcified form. I took the creatures exactly as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in 'living' positions, bringing them back to 'life', as it were. Reanimated, 'alive' again in death. Of the other photos, "Elephant Skull" was a unique sight, as, one elephant after another came over to the skull during the course of half an hour, quietly, gently smelling it, feeling it with their trunks, clearly knowing exactly whose skull it was. And finally, for those who like to question the veracity of some of the images, the giraffe skull on the lake bed in "Giraffe Skull" was genuinely there in that spot as the giraffes walked by in the background. MUSEUM EXHIBITION, STOCKHOLM, OCT 6-JAN 8 2012 In other news, There will be a very large museum exhibition opening on October 6 at Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm, in which giant prints of all the best work through to the present day will be on view. ARTIST'S EDITION OF ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS A reminder that by far the best book to buy of is "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls", a giant, signed Artist's Edition, stunningly printed in the U.S. by Meridian Printing, and available through Photoeye Gallery at http://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm?catalog=ZE223&i=9780615385747&i2=&CFID=19587489&CFTOKEN=50214073

Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli

Line of Rangers with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli

Two Rangers Supporting Tusks, Amboseli 2011

Calcified Bat, Lake Natron

Calcified Caped Dove, Lake Natron

Wildebeest Skull, Amboseli


Images here are included in the new book, "Across The Ravaged Land", by Nick Brandt. Book published September 2013. SIGNED Copies Available now from http://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm?Catalog=AB467 $65. This is the final volume in the trilogy depicting the disappearing natural world of East Africa. The book's title combines with the previous two to reveal the full title of the trilogy: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across The Ravaged Land. Details of exhibitions worldwide to follow shortly.....



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