On This Earth, a Shadow Falls
In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the worlds last great populations of large mammals elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin he created two of the new centurys most influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). His iconic portraits of these majestic animals express an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. The magisterial On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandts first two books, along with their accompanying essays. A testament to the bookmakers craft, it is the first volume on Brandts work to capture the superb quality of his remarkable, large format prints, which are notable for their velvet blacks and tonal subtleties.
: Vicki Goldberg,Nick Brandt,Peter Singer,Jane Goodall
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