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Nick Brandt

by Nick Brandt

ISBN: 9781938922442
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In 2001, the author embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. He created two influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). This book collects the images from Brandt's first two books, along with their essays.
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ISBN: 9781938922442
ANNOTATION:
In 2001, the author embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. He created two influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). This book collects the images from Brandt's first two books, along with their essays.

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In 2001, the author embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. He created two influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). This book collects the images from Brandt's first two books, along with their essays.

Publisher Description

In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the world's last great populations of large mammals - elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin - he created two of the new century's most influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). His iconic portraits of these majestic animals express an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. The magisterial On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandt's first two books, along with their accompanying essays. A testament to the bookmaker's craft, it is the first volume on Brandt's work to capture the superb quality of his remarkable, large format prints, which are notable for their velvet blacks and tonal subtleties.

Author Biography

NICK BRANDT has exhibited his photographs in solo shows in the US, the UK, and Germany. Born and raised in England, he now lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with his wife and menagerie of adopted animals.

Long Description

Nick Brandt's moving testmanet to Africa's vanishing wildlife In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the fast-disappearing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the world's last great populations of large mammals--elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin--he created two of the twenty-first century's most popular photographic books: the instant bestsellers On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). Portraying East Africa's animals with a solemnity and empathy usually reserved for human subjects, Brandt's photographs "tell us, in a way that is beyond words, that we do not own this planet, and are not the only beings living on it who matter," as philosopher Peter Singer writes in an essay in this new volume. On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandt's first two books in a handsome linen-bound edition, printed in quadratone at Meridian in the U.S. A bestseller since its release in 2012, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls includes essays by Peter Singer, renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, author Alice Sebold and photography critic Vicki Goldberg. With Africa's natural resources being fast wiped out, this volume stands all the more movingly as a last testament and elegy to a disappearing world. Nick Brandt (born 1966) photographs exclusively in Africa, using medium-format black-and-white film without telephoto or zoom lenses. Born in Britain and currently based in Southern California, Brandt cofounded Big Life Foundation in September 2010, which helps protect the endangered wildlife inhabiting a large area of East Africa.

Product Details

Publisher
Distributed Art Publishers
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1938922441
ISBN-13
9781938922442
Format
Hardcover
Pages
192
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
ON THIS EARTH A SHADOW FALLS
Language
English
Photographer
Nick Brandt
Media
Book
Subtitle
On This Earth, A Shadow Falls
Publication Date
2014-09-01
Illustrations
Illustrated in tritone throughout
Author
Nick Brandt
Audience
General/Trade

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