From the opening images in A Shadow Falls, of a verdant world filled with multitudes of animals, to the closing images of small bands of creatures moving across a parched, dusty earth, Brandt portrays a mythic Africa struggling against tragic forces.
From November 7 to January 16, 2010, Gallery Camera Work will present the works of photographer Nick Brandt.
With his new work, A Shadow Falls, Nick Brandt continues his ambitious and ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt's black and white wide-screen panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision of Africa not seen before. His iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects.
From the opening images in A Shadow Falls, of a verdant world filled with multitudes of animals, to the closing images of small bands of creatures moving across a parched, dusty earth, Brandt portrays a mythic Africa struggling against tragic forces. In years to come, we will look back at these powerful photographs and wonder why humanity did not do more to preserve this rare corner of earthly paradise.
Nick Brandt was born in England and eventually emigrated to California. In the past eight years, he has been exclusively concentrating on photographing the animal world of East Africa. Nick Brandt has become one of the most in-demand contemporary fine art photographers. Every two years, numerous international collectors eagerly await the newly released photographs of Nick Brandt.
In September 2009, the artist's new book entitled A Shadow Falls will be published in Knesebeck Verlag, Germany. The publication is the second volume of a planned trilogy. The first volume, On This Earth, depicted the still untouched beauty of nature; the second volume sees a shadow falling over that world, while in the final book, there will still be beauty amidst the dust, but the beauty will be fatally, tragically tainted.
Opening November 7, 2009
Camera Work Gallery
Kantstrasse 149 . Berlin
Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.