Leopard in Crook of Tree, Nakuru

About Nick Brandt

Fusing art and activism, Nick Brandt focuses on the animals that roam Tanzania and Kenya, capturing their majesty in monumental, black-and-white and sepia-toned photographs—as well as fighting for their preservation, along with the conservationist Richard Bonham, through their Big Life Foundation. He fell in love with East Africa in 1995, while directing Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” music video. In 2000, he returned to photograph the elephants, lions, and other animals populating the region and realized that they were being ravaged. As he describes, “I wanted to create a last testament for these extraordinary animals in these extraordinary places. What I didn’t imagine is that the destruction of those animals would escalate to the degree that it did.” Brandt eschews telephoto lenses and shoots with a film-based camera, capturing their "spirit” in his photographs, which implicitly ask: what happens when they disappear?

British, b. 1966, based in California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Nick Brandt - Inherit the Dust, Willas Contemporary, Oslo
2016
Nick Brandt, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich
2016
2016
Inherit The Dust, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
2013
Nick Brandt: Across the Ravaged Land, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Nick Brandt - Inherit the Dust, Willas Contemporary, Oslo
2016
Nick Brandt, Edwynn Houk Gallery, Zurich
2016
2016
Inherit The Dust, Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
2013
Nick Brandt: Across the Ravaged Land, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Photography through the Decades, Gilman Contemporary, Ketchum
2016
LOOK AGAIN, Willas Contemporary, Oslo
2015
Selected Works, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe
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