Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli
Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli is from Nick Brandt's series Across the Ravaged Land, part 1 and is the cover image of the publication by the same names. Nick Brandt, who works exclusively in East Africa, has spent nearly 20 years photographing disappearing animal populations using a medium-format camera. This series is the second part of his trilogy following his successful series A Shadow Falls. Across the Ravaged Land is the first time that Brandt included people in his images, as seen in the present image. Shown here is a ranger from the Big Life Foundation, a conservation non-profit organization. The tusks he holds are from an elephant that was taken by poachers.
Nick Brandt (British, b. 1966) studied Film and Painting from the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. His close range, black and white images of African wildlife and landscape have garnered him international recognition and is a celebrated activist. Brandt cofounded the Big Life Foundation in 2010, which enforces anti-poaching projects in East Africa. He has exhibited his photography in major solo exhibitions at the Multimedia Museum of Art, Moscow; the Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm; the Salo Art Museum, Finland; the Hangram Art Museum, Seoul; among many other international institutions. Brandt currently lives and works in Southern California.
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