ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS AVAILABILITY, SEPT. 2014 :

SIGNED Copies of ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS are available online at www.photoeye.com for $130.

UNSIGNED COPIES of ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS,  4th Printing, available again July 2014. D.A.P./Big Life Editons.


Signed copies of ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND are also available online here at 
www.photoeye.com

Additionally, all galleries listed at 
www.nickbrandt.com representing Nick Brandt in the US, Europe & Australia have some SIGNED copies of both books left in stock.



UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS :


Summer 2015
FOTOGRAFISKA MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM
“ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND”


July-October 2015

MULTIMEDIA MUSEUM OF ART, MOSCOW

“ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND”

(this will be the first exhibition worldwide to include the photos from the entire trilogy)

  

 

FINAL BOOK IN TRILOGY, "ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND",
PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 3 2013




ACROSS THE RAVAGED LAND

15"L x 13" W
120 pages, 52 
Quadtone Plates
ABRAMS BOOKS, September 2013

USD $65 
(Also to be Published in October in French, German & Italian under different titles, €65)

Signed Copies Available from All US Galleries that sell the photos from Sept 3 2013

Signed Copies of the Book can be bought ONLINE NOW at www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm


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.




PUBLISHED, SEPTEMBER 1 2012 :



ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS
 
TRADE EDITION
Abrams Books / Big Life Editions, Sept 2012

Containing the 90 best photos selected from the first two books, available for the first time in a trade edition in one book.

In late 2010, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls was published. An Artist's Edition, containing the 90 best photos selected from the first two books, it was only available from the galleries that represent Nick Brandt and through www.photoeye.com. 

Featuring 300-line quadtone reproductions by Meridian Printing in Rhode Island, the high-quality technique and attention to detail 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.

 


Specs for the book are :
13.5"H in x 15.3"L in. (34.3 x 39cm)
192 pages,  90 Plates (54 Photos from A Shadow Falls, 36 Photos from On This Earth)
Linen Cover with Tipped-On Photograph
    
Introductions by Jane Goodall, Alice Sebold, Vicki Goldberg, Peter Singer & Nick Brandt

 


Now two years and several thousand copies sold later, it is now being distributed by Abrams Books and is available as a trade edition. The book is identical to the Artist's Edition, except that the trade edition books are unsigned.

Listed at $160, you can buy the book with free shipping from Amazon.com for just $98 at :

www.amazon.com/On-This-Earth-Shadow-Falls/dp/1419705075/ref=la_B001KHNPDQ_1_3

or on Amazon.co.uk, for £65, at :

www.amazon.co.uk/On-This-Earth-Shadow-Falls/dp/1419705075/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_3

Meanwhile, you can still buy SIGNED editions online at:  

www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm

or buy SIGNED copies through galleries in US, Europe, Australia representing NB.  Price : $130.



 






CURRENT EXHIBITION 2011

October 6 - Jan 8 2012
FOTOGRAFISKA MUSEUM, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
(MUSEUM SHOW - 
60+ Large Nick Brandt Photos)
CURRENT :

***BY FAR THE BEST, MOST COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION OF THE PHOTOS SO FAR 






UPCOMING :

March 29 - May 19 2012
HASTED KRAEUTLER GALLERY, NEW YORK
537 West 24th Street
NY 10011
212.627.0006

"On This Earth, A Shadow Falls" 
RETROSPECTIVE OF BEST WORK 2001-2008, WILL BE BEST SHOW SO FAR IN USA.



RELEASE OF NEW PHOTOGRAPHS, SEPT. 14 2011

The three photographs of Rangers with Tusks are all from elephants killed at the hands of man within the Amboseli/Tsavo ecosystem. The rangers in the photos are part of the team from BIG LIFE FOUNDATION, the non-profit organization I started in Sept 2010 in an effort to halt what was an alarming and massive escalation of poaching in East Africa. So far, working within the Amboseli ecosystem of Kenya and Northern Tanzania, the Big Life teams have successfully dramatically reduced the level of killings of animals in the region. The problem remains rampant elsewhere. Please go to www.biglifeafrica.org to donate.

One new photo is available as an Open Edition print in two sizes at $500 and $100, 100% of the proceeds going to Big Life Foundation. Please go to www.biglifeafrica.org/charityprints
 to order.

One series of photos are portraits of some of the last big bull elephants still alive in Amboseli - a photographic record of some of the finest of them before the worst may occur and they are murdered for their ivory or speared as human population encroaches further on their land. One, Elephant with Half Ear, was killed six weeks after the photo of him was taken in July 2010.

Another new series of photos, The Calcified, are photos of calcified dead creatures that I found on the shoreline of a lake in Tanzania. The extremely high soda content of the lake preserves them in this calcified form. I took the creatures exactly as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in 'living' positions, bringing them back to 'life', as it were. Reanimated, 'alive' again in death.

Of the other photos, Elephant Skull was a unique sight, as, one elephant after another came over to the skull during the course of half an hour, quietly, gently smelling it, feeling it with their trunks, clearly knowing exactly whose skull it was.

And finally, for those who like to question the veracity of some of the images, the giraffe skull on the lake bed in Giraffe Skull was genuinely there in that spot as the giraffes walked by in the background.



ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS


  
 ARTIST'S EDITION
   (Big Life Editions, 2010)

   Containing the 90 best photos selected from the first two books, available for the first time in one book.
   

   13.5"H in x 15.3"L in. (34.3 x 39cm)
   192 pages,  90 Plates (54 Photos from A Shadow Falls, 36 Photos from On This Earth)
   Linen Cover with Tipped-On Photograph
   
   All copies signed by Artist.

   Introductions by Jane Goodall, Alice Sebold, Vicki Goldberg, Peter Singer & Nick Brandt


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.


   Available exclusively through galleries that represent Nick Brandt’s work.

  
 PLEASE GO TO www.biglifeeditions.com for details about where to purchase, 
   or just purchase direct from www.photoeye.com/bookstore/citation.cfm







 


FOURTH BOOK :

In January 2010, I started work on the third and final book in the trilogy.
On This Earth was the first book. A Shadow Falls the second. The third book will complete the sentence :
On This Earth, A Shadow Falls ....... Title to be revealed upon publication in 2013.



October 8 2010

Announcing BIG LIFE FOUNDATION



The captions beneath the attached photographs above explain it all :


Elephant Drinking, Amboseli, 2007. Killed by Poachers, 2009.


Elephant with Half-Ear, Amboseli, July 2010. Killed by Poachers August 2010.


Elephants Walking Through Grass, Amboseli 2008. Leading Matriarch Killed By Poachers, 2009.


Part of me was reluctant to tell people that these elephants had been killed. You want to believe that these beautiful elephants are still wandering the African plains. But in a very short space of time, most of the large-tusked elephants featured in my books have been killed by poachers for their ivory. 


Since 2008, there has been a huge increase in demand from China and the Far East for ivory, and as a result, elephants are being wiped out at an alarming rate. The numbers are apocalyptic : it’s estimated that as many as 35,000 elephants are being poached a year, 10% of the entire population of Africa's elephants each year alone. 


And it’s not just elephants. The lions are being poisoned at an incredible rate too. It’s become so bad that there are next to no lions left outside the national parks. Giraffes are also being killed at a faster rate for bush meat. There are even contracts out on zebras, as their skins are the latest fad in Asia.


With increasing population, widespread cell-phone service, and ever-greater road access, it’s getting more and more easy for the poachers. As things currently stand, it is no longer a matter of if a big-tusked elephant is killed, but when. 


The Kenya Wildlife Service is underfunded and understaffed. The rangers and scouts employed to patrol the Amboseli ecosystem are few and far between, despite the efforts of a few good, but also drastically underfunded, non-profit organizations in the area. And on the Tanzanian side, where most of the poachers come from, there is almost no-one to stop the wholesale slaughter.


I simply can no longer watch this escalation of destruction of this extraordinary ecosystem and its animals. The time has come to act. With that in mind, I have started my own non-profit organization, called Big Life Foundation. 


Our first appeal is a broad-scale anti-poaching plan for the Amboseli ecosystem with the intention of moving boldly, urgently, to get the money into place as fast as possible to halt the poaching.


In early August, the Foundation was conceived with a complete, comprehensive plan of action in place. At the end of August, Richard Bonham, one of the most experienced and highly respected conservationists in East Africa, was hired as Big Life’s Director of Operations in Africa. In September, the first $230,000 was donated. Literally days later, the first three anti-poaching outposts along the border were being bought and built and more anti-poaching teams brought in. A top training instructor for the all the scouts and rangers in the region has been hired. More equipment bought. Landcruisers for the mobile anti-poaching teams are on order.


It’s a great start, and we are already making a difference. But we need to do so much more and can only do so with more donations. We are operating with an urgency because we know that we don’t have time to wait. Within the last few weeks, several of Amboseli’s most amazing bulls have been killed. And those are just the ones that we know about. Every day, without exaggeration, it is getting worse. 


We’re hoping that we get the poaching under control in Amboseli as fast as we can, and then start approaching the issues long term, and further afield across East Africa. There is so much to be done to protect some of Africa's most magnificent wild animals from being all but wiped out in the near future.


To learn about what we are already doing, and what we are going to be doing, please visit our website : 


www.biglifeafrica.org


Thanks for any donations that you can make.


Nick Brandt