Atlas Gallery, London
21 October – 10 November 2013
28 Cork Street, W1S 3NG
+44 (0)20 7224 4192

This exhibition of is the third and final part of Nick Brandt’s evocative photographic trilogy. ‘Across The Ravaged Land’ completes the sentence initiated by the first two published bodies of work – ‘On This Earth’ and ‘A Shadow Falls’ – which chart the changes and challenges effecting the natural landscapes and native wildlife of East Africa.

Featuring once again the vast animal portraits that Brandt is celebrated for, a much more sombre vision of East Africa is portrayed in ‘Across The Ravaged Land’. Whilst the landscapes retain the intense beauty of Brandt’s earlier works, and the animals in all their majesty continue to resonate with human sentiment, there is a sense of tragedy and destruction in many of the images.

Significantly, the rangers responsible for protecting the subjects of Brandt’s work – the animals - feature in ‘Across The Ravaged Land’. This is the first human inclusion for Brandt and is evidence of explorations into new themes, which also include the re-population of the East African landscape with animal remains including trophy heads and calcified bodies of bats and birds birds found perfectly preserved on the shores of Lake Natron, a salt lake located in Northern Tanzania."