Across the Ravaged Land
Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing animals of eastern Africa. The book offers a darker vision of this world, still filled with a stunning beauty but now tragically tainted and fast disappearing at the hands of man. In addition to a range of starkly powerful animal portraits, Brandt introduces some new themes, as humans make an appearance for the first time. He also contributes two essays summing up his photographic odyssey, which has taken more than a decade of intensive work to complete.
Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, where since 2001 he has been working on a last testament to wild animals and wild places that are vanishing in our lifetimes. The first two volumes of the trilogy have recently been combined and published together as On This Earth, A Shadow Falls (Abrams, 2012). Brandt has had many solo exhibitions in galleries and museums worldwide, including in New York, Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Sydney, Paris and Stockholm. Born and raised in England, he lives in the mountains of Southern California.