A Shadow Falls
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Price
£29.99

Format
Hardback

Publishing Date
01/09/2009

Pages
132 pages

Height
305mm

Width
381mm

Illustrations
58 tri-tone photographs

Rights
UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean

ISBN
9780810954151

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A Shadow Falls


Nick Brandt's portraits of some of the last surviving large mammals of East and Southern Africa reveal soulful beings who bear the individualised imprint of a life in nature. His new book reproduces 57 never-before published images in stunning tritone plates at large size. Photographer Nick Brandt has made it his mission to portray the last survivors of what were once vast populations of large mammals in East and Southern Africa. Brandt photographs lions, cheetahs, gorillas, zebras and elephants with a gripping style. To make these photographs, Brandt takes long, difficult trips into the field, negotiating with the human bureaucracies that control access to the wild subjects he seeks. He uses none of the apparatus of the wildlife photographer; rather, nature is his art studio, where majestic subjects sit for his lens. Mary Ellen Mark describes these photographs as both 'epic and iconic'; Jane Goodall remarks that, 'they inspire a sense of awe at the beauty of creation and the sacredness of life'. A Shadow Falls reproduces 57 never-before published images in stunning, over sized tri-tone plates. A text by Brandt about the fate of Africa's large animals is complemented with an introduction by philosopher Peter Singer.

About the Author(s)
Brandt Nick , Peter Singer and Vicki Goldberg

Nick Brandt's first book, On This Earth (Chronicle Books), is one of the most popular photography books of this decade. Born in England, Brandt has had multiple solo exhibitions of his work across Europe and North America. Peter Singer is the author of the influential Animal Liberation (1975). Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. An Australian, he ran unsuccessfully as a Green candidate for the Australian senate in 1996. He was included in Time Magazine's list of the world's most influential people in 2005.

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