Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt is a British photographer known for his striking black-and-white close-ups of majestic animals that inhabit the African continent. He mixes his art with activism, making creatures that are endangered, or environments that are threatened, as the central focus of his work. Brandt’s images capture a rapidly disappearing landscape and ecosystem, urgently arguing the need for more vigilant conservationism. With a practice often compared to August Sander and Diane Arbus, Brandt translates principles of classical portraiture to the animal kingdom, eschewing zoom lenses to better capture the personality of animals up close. Born 1964 in London, England, Brandt studied film and painting at Saint Martin’s School of Art. He first traveled to the African continent in 2001 to document its wildlife and landscapes, and has gone on to have solo exhibitions all over the world, notably including the Shapiro Gallery in Sydney, Bernheimer Fine Arts in Munich, and June Bateman Gallery in New York. He currently lives and works in Southern California.

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