09.09.2009  •  Art NEWS


EXHIBITION •  Nick Brandt "A Shadow Falls" large scale exhibition at Atlas Gallery, London and book

English photographer Nick Brandt presents ‘A Shadow Falls’ a series of incredible photos from East Africa. These are all the more valuable as nature seems to be fighting a loosing battle, and is loosing more with everyday that passes.

Following his critically acclaimed first series ‘On This Earth’, which was praised in TIME magazine as follows; "African wildlife has never looked so regal and mysterious as in Brandt's grave photographs." And by AMERICAN PHOTO as "Combining splendid natural backdrops with a portraitist's approach to animals, Brandt's images show not only the reckless beauty of Africa's vanishing wilds but also the humanity of its creatures. The photos have an uncanny intimacy." BLACK AND WHITE recently simply described his work as "heartbreakingly beautiful".

His work is more than Animal Photography, his protagonists come across as far too human, carefully captured in cinematic settings. Nick himself describes his art of photography as "to yank the subject matter of wildlife into the arena of fine art photography...to take photographs that transcend what has largely before come under the genre of documentary." A third publication is already in the pipelines.

58 large format photos are currently on display at a large exhibition in London’s West End. Due to the size and number of the images, the exhibition will also be on show in another space in Mayfair.

Those that wish to help Nick protect this unique living environment should click on TUSK.ORG. The British organisation combines nature protection with social projects that support and encourage the locals.

Those that wish to do even more should consider a WWF adoption. For just 1 Euro a day you can improve the lives of orang-utans, whales, rhinos, elephants, brown bears, gorillas and Asian tigers.

Nick Brandt - A Shadow Falls
published by Abrams
buy it on Amazon
ISBN: 0978-0-8109-5415-1.

Nick Brandt - A Shadow Falls

8 September - 3 October 2009.
Atlas/Air Gallery, 32 Dover Street, London, W1S 4NE
Mon- Fri: 10.00 - 18:00; Saturday 11.00 - 18.00

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