ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND
120 pages, 52 quadtone plates,
15" x 13"
Abrams Books, September 2013
(Also to be published in French, German & Italian under different titles)
SIGNED COPIES can be purchased online at photoeye.com or through galleries in US, Europe, Australia representing Nick Brandt.
"Across The Ravaged Land" features 300-line quadtone reproductions by Meridian Printing in Rhode Island, the same printers that printed "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls."
From the Book Flap:
Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing natural world and animals of East Africa.
The book’s title completes the sentence begun by the titles of his first two books:
On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across The Ravaged Land.
The new work offers a darker vision of a world still filled with a stunning beauty, but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man.
The book is the culmination of more than a decade of work, during which time populations of elephants, lions, and other large mammals have fallen precipitously. Over those years, the acuity of Brandt’s vision and his attachment to his subjects have intensified. His images of animals resonate with a simple idea: That the sentient creatures in his portraits are not so different from us and have an equal right to live.
In addition to his starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt explores new themes, as humans make an appearance in his work for the first time in the form of the rangers, whose work it is to protect the animals. He also “repopulates” the epic landscape with remains of animals that he finds or introduces, including hunters’ trophy heads looking out over the lands where they once roamed, and preserved birds and bats calcified in soda lakes, appearing to pose for their portraits, alive again in death.
WRITINGS FROM ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND:
Downloadable Nick Brandt Essays from "Across The Ravaged Land"
#1: Across the Ravaged Land (emphasis on conservation) Download PDF
#2 : I Am The Walrus (emphasis on photographic technique) Download PDF
ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS
192 pages, 90 plates (54 photos from A Shadow Falls, 36 Photos from On This Earth)
D.A.P. / Big Life Editions, July 2014
Linen cover with tipped-on image, 13.5" x 15.3" (34.3 x 39cm)
UNSIGNED 4th PRINTING AVAILABLE IN U.S / EUROPE
Available at better bookstores or Amazon.com. $160, but currently discounted at $97 / £65 on Amazon.
Buy online at photoeye.com or through galleries in US, Europe, Australia representing Nick Brandt. $130
Introductions by Jane Goodall, Alice Sebold, Vicki Goldberg, Peter Singer & Nick Brandt.
Containing the 90 best photos selected from the first two books, available for the first time in one book. Featuring 300-line quadtone reproductions by Meridian Printing in Rhode Island, and printed under the photographer's supervision, the high-quality technique and attention to detail has allowed the book to succeed where the previous volumes have not.
For the first time in book form, the reproductions closely match the rich, velvety tonality and detail of the original prints, and, especially in the case of On This Earth, in a larger size than seen before.
A SHADOW FALLS
132 pages, 58 tritone plates, 12.3" x 15.3"
Abrams Books, September 2009
4th Printing, 2014 — The first ever good printing, as printed by Meridian (my amazing printers in Rhode Island)