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Three years after the conclusion of his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returns to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world.

In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erects a life size panel of one of his animal portrait photographs, setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries.

The people within the photographs are oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals featured in them, who are now no more than ghosts in the landscape. Some of the animals in the panels appear to be looking out at these destroyed landscapes with sadness, as if lamenting the loss of the world they once inhabited. By the end, we see that it is not just the animals who are the victims in this out of control world, but also the humans.

Inherit the Dust also includes plates of the original portraits of the animals that are featured in the life-size panels, the unique emotional animal portraiture for which Brandt is recognized.

There are also two essays by the artist: a text about the crisis facing the conservation of the natural world in East Africa, and behind-the-scenes descriptions of Brandt's elaborate production process, with accompanying documentary photographs.

Nick Brandt s ravishing portraits of African animals are like premonitory memorials, taken to aid the cause of staving off extinction. In Inherit the Dust, his astonishing panoramas of those portraits - installed as life-size panels in industrial and urban wastelands that have trampled the animals habitats - are a jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment.The result is an eloquent and complex J accuse , for the people are as victimized by development as the animals are. The breadth, detail, and incongruity of Brandt s panoramas suggest a collision between Bruegel and an apocalypse in waiting. --Vicki Goldberg, Art Critic, AuthorThe wasted lands in Inherit The Dust were once golden savannah, sprinkled with acacia trees, where elephants, big cats and rhinos roamed. These now dystopian landscapes - as Nick Brandt s unvarnished, harrowing but stunning work reveals - brings us face to face with a crisis, both social and environmental, demanding the renewal of humanity itself. --Kathryn Bigelow, Film Director, The Hurt LockerThe images in Inherit The Dust are heart-wrenching and important. This tough new series is a call to action if it is not too late and pulls no punches in confronting us with the devastation of their habitat. --Philippe Garner, Co-Chairman, Christies

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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Nick Brandt(Author)
  • Distributed Art Publishers; 01 edition (4 April 2016)
  • English
  • 10
  • Art, Architecture & Photography

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  • By Chachou on 11 May 2017

    Great Book

  • By UNKNOWN on 11 April 2016

    This is another monumental epic journey presented here that has never been done previously in this format, by Nick Brandt. Without any Photoshop application or digital photography that most would imagine a must, this book with its jaw dropping photos narrates the heart wrenching loss in front of our very eyes, right now, and gives us not only the destruction of what we had inherited but what will be inherited by our children if we continue and do nothing. The book brings closer to home in the most explicit manner, what has been, not so very long ago, and is continuing to be lost daily in case of wildlife and the dust and misery that is inherited by humans. There is however inspiration from the deep abyss of each of these incredible plates that urges us to go and do as much as possible and for each of us to contribute to the reduction of any loss around our planet. Brandt speaks about the fantastic work of Big Life Foundation that he co founded in 2010 to protect the wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania. This huge work presented speaks louder than most wild life photography for the necessity to act, and to act now. I take my hats off to Brandt for his courage and risk taking devotion to pull off yet another artistic visionary spectacle. This book must be shared with everyone we know!

  • By M. Acott on 18 October 2016

    Nick Brandt is one of my favourite wildlife photographers and this book does not detract from his usual black and white atmospheric style. I would actually go as far as saying this is my favourite of his photography books simply because the compositions are so provocative and emotionally charged.The African continent is multi-cultural, multidimensional with an ecosystem which houses someof our planet's most iconic wildlife and while Brandt has captred the beauty of each species he also captures the devestation and loss caused by human infliction and the impact hits you hard with every page turn. Each image is as raw and explicit as it is breathtaking and beautiful serving as a powerful reminder if what we had, what we are detroying and what we are losing. Many of the animals featured (such as rhinos) have walked this vast planet for more than 50 million years, yet Africa stands to lose them within the next decade due to habitat degredation and rampant poaching.Brandt tells a harrowing story without the need of digital enhancements, a testiment to his artistic and photographic skills. He also has an incredible ability to draw the viewer deep into the psyche of the content, something many wildlife photographers are unable to achieve. I can not recommend this book enough.

  • By Buttered Scone on 8 August 2016

    Thought provoking book. Superb images of beautiful animals in our dystopian landscape.

  • By design7pillars on 19 May 2016

    Amazing work. Amazing concept. Tragic subject. Shame on us.

  • By Matt on 30 August 2016

    Brilliant


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