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Line of Rangers with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli, 2011, 21 3/4 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Line of Rangers with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli, 2011

21 3/4 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
32 1/2 x 60 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
40 x 73 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Portrait of Elephant on Bare Earth, Amboseli, 2011, 27 1/2 x 22 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Portrait of Elephant on Bare Earth, Amboseli, 2011

27 1/2 x 22 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
50 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
70 x 56 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Buffalos Head to Head, Lake Nakuru, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Buffalos Head to Head, Lake Nakuru, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 70 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Giraffes on Lake Bed, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes on Lake Bed, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Lion in Shaft of Light, Maasai Mara, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lion in Shaft of Light, Maasai Mara, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Kudu Trophy, Chyulu Hills, Kenya, 2012, 22 x 22 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Kudu Trophy, Chyulu Hills, Kenya, 2012

22 x 22 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion & Wildebeest, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion & Wildebeest, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 70 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Lion Circle, Serengeti, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lion Circle, Serengeti, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion on Burned Ground, Serengeti, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lion on Burned Ground, Serengeti, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Mother with Baby at Leg, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 34 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Mother with Baby at Leg, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 34 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 62 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 86 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Lion Roar, Maasai Mara, 2012, 22 x 26 5/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lion Roar, Maasai Mara, 2012

22 x 26 5/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 48 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 67 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Lioness in Dark Foliage, Serengeti, 2012, 22 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Lioness in Dark Foliage, Serengeti, 2012

22 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 55 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 77 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli, 2011, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephants, Amboseli, 2011

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 70 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Lioness with Cub in Mouth, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lioness with Cub in Mouth, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Skull, Amboseli, 2010, 20 1/2 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Skull, Amboseli, 2010

20 1/2 x 40 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
31 x 60 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
40 x 77 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Old Elephant with One Tusk, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Old Elephant with One Tusk, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
56 x 70 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 10

Lioness on Mound, Serengeti, 2012, 22 x 25 5/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lioness on Mound, Serengeti, 2012

22 x 25 5/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 46 5/8 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Calcified Fish Eagle, Lake Natron, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Calcified Fish Eagle, Lake Natron, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 15

Elephant Footprints, Amboseli, 2012, 22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Footprints, Amboseli, 2012

22 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 x 50 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.