Photographer Interviews

Nick Brandt: From Artist to Conservationist

September 4, 2013

By Conor Risch

© Nick Brandt/Courtesy Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, NY

"Elephant on Bare Earth," Amboseli, 2011, from Nick Brandt's latest book, Across the Ravaged Land. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

In the introduction to his new book, Across the Ravaged Land, which he calls an “elegy” to the “extraordinary natural world of East Africa, and the wild creatures” that inhabit it, fine-art photographer Nick Brandt tells the story of a gentle-but-huge male bull elephant named Igor. The elephant once allowed Brandt within a couple of feet to make a portrait,...

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