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Cheetah & Cubs, Maasai Mara, 2003, 20 x 26 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Cheetah & Cubs, Maasai Mara, 2003

20 x 26 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
36 3/4 x 48 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
42 x 55 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Cheetah in Tree, Maasai Mara, 2003, 21 1/2 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Cheetah in Tree, Maasai Mara, 2003

21 1/2 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
40 1/2 x 38 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
45 x 42 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Chimpanzee Posing, Mahale, 2003, 24 3/4 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Chimpanzee Posing, Mahale, 2003

24 3/4 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
45 3/4 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Baboons in Profile, Amboseli, 2007, 20 x 25 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Baboons in Profile, Amboseli, 2007

20 x 25 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Kudu Against Sky, Laikipia, 2003, 23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Kudu Against Sky, Laikipia, 2003

23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
43 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
48 x 41 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Giraffe Looking Over Plains, Serengeti, 2002, 20 x 23 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Giraffe Looking Over Plains, Serengeti, 2002

20 x 23 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
38 x 44 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 1/4 x 48 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Portrait of Old Chimpanzee with Hand II, Mahale, 2003, 23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Portrait of Old Chimpanzee with Hand II, Mahale, 2003

23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
43 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
48 x 41 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Rhino in Dust, Lewa Downs, 2003, 20 x 23 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Rhino in Dust, Lewa Downs, 2003

20 x 23 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
37 x 43 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 1/4 x 48 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Windswept Lion, Serengeti, 2002, 19 1/2 x 26 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Windswept Lion, Serengeti, 2002

19 1/2 x 26 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
37 x 47 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 x 52 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Elephant Mother & Baby Holding Leg, Serengeti, 2002, 23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Mother & Baby Holding Leg, Serengeti, 2002

23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
43 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
48 x 41 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Lionesses Crossing Lake, Ngorongoro Crater, 2000, 20 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lionesses Crossing Lake, Ngorongoro Crater, 2000

20 x 24 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
37 x 45 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 x 52 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Elephant Exodus, Amboseli, 2004, 13 1/4 x 30 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Exodus, Amboseli, 2004

13 1/4 x 30 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
25 1/2 x 58 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Hippos on the Mara River, Maasai Mara, 2002, 19 1/2 x 27 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Hippos on the Mara River, Maasai Mara, 2002

19 1/2 x 27 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
36 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 x 57 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Elephant Herd, Serengeti, 2001, 19 x 27 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Herd, Serengeti, 2001

19 x 27 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
35 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
40 x 57 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004, 20 1/2 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant with Exploding Dust, Amboseli, 2004

20 1/2 x 20 1/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
38 x 38 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
42 x 42 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Giraffe Fan, Aberdares, 2000, 20 1/2 x 25 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Giraffe Fan, Aberdares, 2000

20 1/2 x 25 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
38 x 38 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
42 x 42 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Portrait of Two Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater, 2005, 27.2 x 38 inches, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Edition of 15

Portrait of Two Zebras Turning Heads, Ngorongoro Crater, 2005

27.2 x 38 inches, Platinum Palladium Photograph, Edition of 15

Giraffe Triptych, Maasai Mara, 2005, 20 x 23 Inches (Each Photo), Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffe Triptych, Maasai Mara, 2005

20 x 23 Inches (Each Photo), Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
38 x 43 1/2 Inches (Each Photo), Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12

Elephant Ghost World, Amboseli, 2005, 23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Ghost World, Amboseli, 2005

23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
43 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
48 x 41 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara, 2006, 14 3/4 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25

Giraffes in Evening Light, Maasai Mara, 2006

14 3/4 x 30 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 25
29 x 59 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 12
39 1/8 x 80 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Lioness in Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, 2000, 23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lioness in Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, 2000

23 x 20 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
43 x 37 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
48 x 41 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Lioness Looking Out Over Plains, Maasai Mara, 2004, 19 1/2 x 25 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Lioness Looking Out Over Plains, Maasai Mara, 2004

19 1/2 x 25 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
35 1/2 x 46 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8

Elephant Mother & Two Babies, Serengeti, 2002, 20 3/16 x 23 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Elephant Mother & Two Babies, Serengeti, 2002

20 3/16 x 23 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
38 x 44 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 1/4 x 48 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Portrait of Lion, Serengeti, 2000, 20 5/16 x 20 5/16 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Portrait of Lion, Serengeti, 2000

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

Sitting Lionesses, Serengeti, 2002, 20 x 24 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Sitting Lionesses, Serengeti, 2002

20 x 24 3/4 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
37 x 46 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
41 x 51 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

Two Rhinos, Lewa Downs, 2003, 19 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20

Two Rhinos, Lewa Downs, 2003

19 x 27 1/2 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 20
34 1/4 x 50 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 8
49 x 58 Inches, Archival Pigment Print, Edition of 5

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.