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Opening Friday: Nick Brandt's Across the Ravaged Land

Ranger with Tusks of Killed Elephant, Amboseli 2011 by Nick Brandt

Exhibition runs Friday, September 27th through November 2013. 
Opening & Artist Reception Friday, September 27th, 5-7 pm
photo-eye Gallery is located at 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

photo-eye Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Nick Brandt. The exhibition celebrates the first release of new work by Brandt in two years and a new book, Across the Ravaged Land, published by Abrams and due in September.

Portrait of Elephant on Bare Earth, Amboseli 2011 by Nick Brandt
Across the Ravaged Land is the third and final volume in Nick Brandt's trilogy of books documenting the disappearing natural world and animals of East Africa. Combined with the titles of Brandt's first two books, this book reveals the title of the completed trilogy: "On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across The Ravaged Land."

Across the Ravaged Land offers a darker vision of the world that Brandt has been photographing for the last decade, a world still filled with a stunning beauty, but now tragically tainted and quickly disappearing at the hands of man.

For the first time, humans also make an appearance in photographs such as the cover image of a crouched ranger supporting the weight of two giant tusks of an elephant killed by poachers. One series of photographs features hunters' trophies placed back in the epic landscapes where once these animals roamed. Another series of photographs features perfectly preserved creatures calcified by the salts of a Rift Valley soda lake. In both instances, the animals appear strangely alive and sentient in death, appearing to be posing for their portraits.

Nick Brandt photographs exclusively in Africa, where since 2001 he has been working on a last testament to its wild animals and wild places. Brandt’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe. In 2010, he founded Big Life Foundation to help preserve critical ecosystems in Kenya and Tanzania. Born and raised in England, he lives in the mountains of Southern California.

For more information please contact Anne Kelly at 505-988-5159 x 121 or