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Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007, 26 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007

26 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
50 x 38 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
73 x 56 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Cheetah & Cubs Lying on Rock, Serengeti, 2007, 25 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Cheetah & Cubs Lying on Rock, Serengeti, 2007

25 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
46 x 37 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
51 x 41 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Buffalo Group Portrait, Amboseli, 2006, 12 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Buffalo Group Portrait, Amboseli, 2006

12 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
25 x 60 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
36 x 86 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Rhino on Lake, Nakuru, 2007, Platinum Print

Rhino on Lake, Nakuru, 2007

Platinum Print

28 x 28 inches, Ed. of 15

Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli, 2008, 23 x 42 inches, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 15

Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli, 2008

23 x 42 inches, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Ed. of 15

Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara, 2007, 14 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara, 2007

14 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
29-1/2 x 60 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
39 x 80 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Cheetah on Termite Mound, 2008, 21 3/4 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Cheetah on Termite Mound, 2008

21 3/4 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
39 x 42 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Group on Bare Earth, Amboseli, 2008, 12 7/16 x 30 3/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant Group on Bare Earth, Amboseli, 2008

12 7/16 x 30 3/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
25 x 65 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
35 x 85 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Buffalo with Lowered Head, Lake Nakuru, 2007, 20 1/4 x 25 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Buffalo with Lowered Head, Lake Nakuru, 2007

20 1/4 x 25 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
36 3/4 x 46 1/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
42 x 52 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Giraffes Under Swirling Clouds, Amboseli, 2007, 16 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes Under Swirling Clouds, Amboseli, 2007

16 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
30 x 58 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 75 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Elephant Journey to Water, Amboseli, 2008, 15 1/4 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant Journey to Water, Amboseli, 2008

15 1/4 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
30 x 59 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 79 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Lion Before Storm II, Sitting Profile, Maasai Mara, 2006, 20 x 25 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lion Before Storm II, Sitting Profile, Maasai Mara, 2006

20 x 25 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
37 1/2 x 48 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
41 3/4 x 53 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Elephant Five, Amboseli, 2008, 17 3/16 x 29 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant Five, Amboseli, 2008

17 3/16 x 29 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
33 1/2 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
41 1/2 x 62 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Lioness with Feeding Cubs, Maasai Mara, 2007, 16 x 29 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lioness with Feeding Cubs, Maasai Mara, 2007

16 x 29 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
30 3/4 x 56 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Giraffes and Dust Devil, 25 1/4 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes and Dust Devil

25 1/4 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
46 x 37 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Train, 2008, 11 1/4 x 31 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant Train, 2008

11 1/4 x 31 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
25 x 65 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
33 x 90 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Giraffes on Migration Trail, Amboseli, 2008, 25 3/4 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes on Migration Trail, Amboseli, 2008

25 3/4 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
46 x 36 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant with Tattered Ears, 2008, 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephant with Tattered Ears, 2008

20 1/2 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
39 x 47 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
56 x 67 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Elephants in Bleached Sunlight, Amboseli, 2008, 20 1/4 x 25 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Elephants in Bleached Sunlight, Amboseli, 2008

20 1/4 x 25 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
36 1/2 x 45 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
42 x 53 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Lionesses Readying to Hunt, Maasai Mara, 2008, 18 1/2 x 28 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lionesses Readying to Hunt, Maasai Mara, 2008

18 1/2 x 28 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
33 x 50 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
41 x 62 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Portrait of Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater, 2007, 19 x 27 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Portrait of Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater, 2007

19 x 27 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
36 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
41 x 57 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Giraffes Battling in Forest, Maasai Mara, 2008, 25 1/2 x 20 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes Battling in Forest, Maasai Mara, 2008

25 1/2 x 20 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
46 x 36 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
52 1/2 x 42 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Gorilla on Rock, Parc Des Volcans, 2008, 24 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Gorilla on Rock, Parc Des Volcans, 2008

24 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
48 1/4 x 36 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
56 x 41 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Leopard in Crook of Tree, Nakuru, 2007, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Leopard in Crook of Tree, Nakuru, 2007

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
38 x 38 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion Under Leaning Tree, 2008, 20 1/2 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lion Under Leaning Tree, 2008

20 1/2 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
37 1/2 x 45 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion with Monolith, Serengeti, 2008

Lion with Monolith, Serengeti, 2008
12 1/2 x 31 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
26 1/2 x 65 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
35 x 86 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Lioness Jumping Out of Tree, Maasai Mara, 2008, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lioness Jumping Out of Tree, Maasai Mara, 2008

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
40 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Portrait of Lion Standing in Wind, Maasai Mara, 2006, 20 1/8 x 25 5/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Portrait of Lion Standing in Wind, Maasai Mara, 2006

20 1/8 x 25 5/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Portrait of Lioness Against Rock, Serengeti, 2007, 20-1/2 x 20-1/2 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 25

Portrait of Lioness Against Rock, Serengeti, 2007

20-1/2 x 20-1/2 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 25
40 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 15

Rhinos on Lake, Nakuru, 2007, 20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Rhinos on Lake, Nakuru, 2007

20 1/2 x 20 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
40 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Two Elephant Herds Crossing Lake Bed, Amboseli, 2008, 13 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Two Elephant Herds Crossing Lake Bed, Amboseli, 2008

13 1/2 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
26 1/2 x 59 7/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
36 x 80 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Wildebeest Arc, Maasai Mara, 2006, 18 x 28 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Wildebeest Arc, Maasai Mara, 2006

18 x 28 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
35 x 54 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Zebras Crossing River, Maasai Mara, 2006, 14 x 31 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Zebras Crossing River, Maasai Mara, 2006

14 x 31 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
27 x 61 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
36 x 80 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Abandoned Ostrich Egg, Amboseli, 2007, 23 1/4 x 20 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Abandoned Ostrich Egg, Amboseli, 2007

23 1/4 x 20 3/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
43 1/4 x 37 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Biography

Nick Brandt’s themes relate to the disappearing natural world, before much of it is destroyed by humankind. 

From 2001 to 2018, he has photographed in Africa. In his celebrated trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across The Ravaged Land (2001-2012), he established a style of portrait photography of animals in the wild similar to that of the photography of humans in studio settings.  Shot on medium format film, these series portray animals as sentient creatures not so different from us.

In Inherit the Dust (2016), a series of epic panoramas, Brandt recorded the impact of man in places where animals used to roam but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erected a life-size panel of one of his unreleased animal portrait photographs, placing the displaced animals on sites of explosive urban development, new factories, wastelands and quarries. Vicki Goldberg, the photography critic, wrote:

 “Brandt's astonishing panoramas... are a jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment.  The result is an eloquent and complex "J'accuse", for the people are as victimized by "development" as the animals are.  The breadth, detail, and incongruity of Brandt's panoramas suggest a collision between Bruegel and an apocalypse in waiting."

This Empty World (2019) addresses the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for animals to survive.  Working in color for the first time, in visually complex tableaux populated by both humans and animals, This Empty World is both a technical tour de force of contemporary image making and an ambitiously scaled project that uses constructed sets on a scale typically seen in major film productions.

Brandt has had solo gallery and museum shows around the world, including New York, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles.  Inherit the Dust most recently has been exhibited at Multimedia Museum of Art in Moscow and the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki.  Born and raised in England, Brandt now lives in the southern Californian mountains. He is co-founder of Big Life Foundation, fighting to protect the animals of a large area of Kenya and Tanzania.