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Nick Brandt

photo exhibition
''Across The Ravaged Land''

[view biography  Nick Brandt]

Nick Brandt was born and raised in London, where he studied film and painting in the famous art school of St Martins . He currently lives in Malibu, California .

In 1992 he moved to America to direct many award-winning music videos for artists like Michael Jackson (Earth Song, Stranger in Moscow, Cry), Moby and Jewel. While directing Jackson’s music video Earth Song in Tanzania in 1995, Nick Brandt fell in love with the animals and the landscape of East Africa. Frustrated that he could not capture the emotions evoked by the animals on film, he began to realize over the following years that there was a way to achieve this through photography.

In 2000, Brandt embarked upon his ambitious photographic project : a trilogy of books (On This Earth, A Shadow Falls & Across The Ravaged Land ) to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. What makes his work unique and distinguishes him from other wildlife photographers is the fact that his work is a combination of epic panoramas of animals within dramatic landscapes. His graphic portraits of these splendid animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects.

Nick Brandt skillfully uses his love of photography as a medium to express the truth. "Beyond the use of specific technical processes, there is one thing I try to do while I shoot which makes the difference : I am very close to these very wild animals , a few meters sometimes. I never use big telephoto. It is because I want to see on my photos most sky and possible landscape that I get closer, to have the animal in its real environment”.

Why does he choose the animals of Africa and particularly those in East Africa ? " Because there is something profoundly iconic, mythical, mythological even with animals of East Africa , unlike Arctic animals or South America. There is also a very great emotion that emerges from the African plains , these large green spaces that stretch under your eyes, punctuated by graphic perfection acacias. I think without shame that my images are idyllic and romantic and represent a vision of an enchanted Africa. They are my elegy to a world tragically disappearing . "

Since 2004, Brandt went on to have multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, including in New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, Munich, Brussels, and Paris.

In September 2010, in urgent response to the escalation of poaching in Africa due to increased demand from the Far East, Nick Brandt founded the non-profit organization Big Life Foundation, dedicated to the conservation of Africa's wildlife and ecosystems.

 

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Lion Roar
by Nick Brandt

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Portrait of Elephant in Dust
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness Against Dark Foliage
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Mother & Baby Nuzzled into Leg
by Nick Brandt

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Buffalos Head to Head
by Nick Brandt

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Lion on Burned Ground
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness Holding Cub in Mouth
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes Battling in Forest
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant with One Tusk in Profile
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Footprints on Lake Bed
by Nick Brandt

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Cheetah Standing on Rock
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes Crossing Lake Bed
by Nick Brandt

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Chimpanzee Posing
by Nick Brandt

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Lion & Wildebeest
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Exodus
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Circle
by Nick Brandt

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Lion in Shaft of Light
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness in Evening Light
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness on Mound
by Nick Brandt

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Snake on Lake Bed
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Drinking
by Nick Brandt

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Abandoned Ostrich Egg
by Nick Brandt

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Cheetah & Cubs Lying on Rock
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant with Exploding Dust
by Nick Brandt

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Elephants Two
by Nick Brandt

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Leopard in Crook of Tree
by Nick Brandt

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Cheetah & Cubs
by Nick Brandt

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Cheetah in Tree
by Nick Brandt

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Lion with Monolith I
by Nick Brandt

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Lions Head to Head I
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe Looking over Plains
by Nick Brandt

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Buffalo with Reflection
by Nick Brandt

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Zebras Turning Heads
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Mother & Two Babies
by Nick Brandt

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Portrait of Lion Standing in Wind
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Before Storm II - Sitting Profile
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes and Dust Devil I
by Nick Brandt

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Lion CU Portrait
by Nick Brandt

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Zebra and Baby Portrait
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness in Crater
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe Triptych
by Nick Brandt

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Elephants Moving through Grass I
by Nick Brandt

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Sitting Lionesses
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant with Baby on Ground
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes in Evening Light
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness Looking Out Over Plains
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness Against Rock
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Before Storm I
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Ghost World
by Nick Brandt

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Zebras Crossing River
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness with Cub Feeding
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Herd
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe Sitting
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Mother & Baby Holding Leg
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant with Tattered Ears I
by Nick Brandt

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Elephants on Bleached Lake Bed
by Nick Brandt

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Lions Crossing Lake
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Cathedral
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes With Migration Trail I
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe Fan
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes Under Swirling Clouds
by Nick Brandt

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Baboon Standing
by Nick Brandt

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Wildebeest Arc
by Nick Brandt

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Kudu Against Sky
by Nick Brandt

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Rhino in Dust
by Nick Brandt

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Rhinos in Lake I
by Nick Brandt

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Baboons in Profile
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness & Cubs Under Tree
by Nick Brandt

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Chimp Portrait with Hand II
by Nick Brandt

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Gorilla on Rock I
by Nick Brandt

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Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephan
by Nick Brandt

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Buffalo Group Portrait
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Windswept
by Nick Brandt

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Buffalo with Lowered Head I
by Nick Brandt

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Two Rhinos
by Nick Brandt

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Hippos on Mara River
by Nick Brandt

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Cheetah on Termite Mound
by Nick Brandt

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Chimp Portrait with Hand I
by Nick Brandt

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Chimpanzee Monks
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Against Sky
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Five
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Group on Bare Earth
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Journey To Water
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Mother & Baby Walking In Tandem
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant resting
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Skul
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Train
by Nick Brandt

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Elephant Train
by Nick Brandt

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Elephants On The Move
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe & Baby in Trees
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffe Under Big Sky
by Nick Brandt

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Giraffes on Lake Bed
by Nick Brandt

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Gorilla Baring Teeth
by Nick Brandt

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Hyena in Water
by Nick Brandt

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Leopard Staring
by Nick Brandt

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Line of Rangers Holding Tusks of Killed Elephants
by Nick Brandt

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Lion before Storm
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Couple
by Nick Brandt

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Lion Under Leaning Tree
by Nick Brandt

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Lioness Jumping From Tree
by Nick Brandt

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Lionesses Readying to Hunt
by Nick Brandt

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Maasai on Rock
by Nick Brandt

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Portrait of Elephant on Bare Earth
by Nick Brandt

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Rhino on Lake
by Nick Brandt

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Three Rhinos
by Nick Brandt

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Zebra on Lake
by Nick Brandt

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Young Elephant Resting
by Nick Brandt

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Trophy of Kudu
by Nick Brandt

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Trophy of Buffalo
by Nick Brandt

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Trophy of Lion
by Nick Brandt

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Calcified Fish Eagle
by Nick Brandt

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Calcified Swallow
by Nick Brandt

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Calcified Bat II
by Nick Brandt