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CATALOG: SPRING 2016 p. 180   

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New York
Edwynn Houk Gallery, 03/02/16–04/30/16

Los Angeles, CA
Fahey/Klein Gallery, 03/24/16–04/30/16

Stockholm, Sweden
Fotografiska Museum, 05/16–08/16

Berlin, Germany
Galerie Camera Work, 05/12/16–07/09/16

London, England
Photo London, 05/18/16–05/22/16

  

EDWYNN HOUK EDITIONS

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust

Published by Edwynn Houk Editions

ABOVE: A selection of spreads reproduced in 'Inherit the Dust.'

Nick Brandt's life-size images of East Africa's disappearing animals installed in the wastelands that have replaced their habitats

Three years after the completion of his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across the Ravaged Land, Nick Brandt returned to East Africa to photograph the escalating changes to the continent’s natural world and its animals. In a series of epic panoramas, Brandt recorded the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. In each location, Brandt erected a life-size panel of one of his portrait photographs—showing groups of elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and zebras—placing the displaced animals on sites of explosive urban development, new factories, wastelands and quarries. The contemporary figures within the photographs seem oblivious to the presence of the panels and the animals represented in them, who are now no more than ghosts in the landscape. Inherit the Dust includes this new body of panoramic photographs along with original portraits of the animals used in the panoramas, 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 (born 1964) photographs exclusively in Africa. Born in Britain and currently based in Southern California, Brandt cofounded Big Life Foundation in 2010, which helps protect the endangered wildlife inhabiting a large area of East Africa.

ABOVE: A selection of spreads reproduced in 'Inherit the Dust.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Vicki Goldberg, Art Critic, Author

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.

The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow, Film Director,

The 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.

Christies

Phillippe Garner, Co-Chairman,

The 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.

Beyond Words, What Animals Think & Feel

Carl Safina, Author, Biologist,

With Inherit The Dust, the quiet dignity of the animals that Nick Brandt photographs is shockingly juxtaposed against the indignity and disarray of our own. These haunting photographs force us to think about what we are doing, and who is at stake.

Philosopher, Author, Animal Liberation

Peter Singer

Nick Brandt's remarkable new work, Inherit The Dust, is a photographic essay in environmental ethics. He asks, in the most stark fashion: "What are we doing to this planet? What have we gained, and what have we - and the other animals with whom we share our planet - lost?"

The Daily Beast

Brandt's new collection is his most powerful and heart-wrenching to date.

Sunday Times UK

Nick Brandt's epic panoramas serve as a heartbreaking epitaph to a paradise lost.

Wired

Jarring and powerful...the photos are as beautiful as they are melancholy.

Mother Jones

Sublime photos...a beautiful bleakness.

The Wall Street Journal

Alexandra Wolfe

An evocative portrait of change and loss.

The New Yorker, Photo Booth

Peter Canby

Brandt’s photographs, which at first glance can seem static, are in fact suffused with movement and with a sense of the ephemeral quality of life.

Slate

Jordan G. Teicher

The contrast he draws is striking—both an elegy and an accusingly pointed finger... In Inherit the Dust, Brandt has found new life for some of his unreleased photos.

American Photo

Michelle Bogre

Nick Brandt’s new photographic work, ,i>Inherit the Dust, is his visual cry of anguish about the looming apocalypse for animals and habitats in Africa... The resulting images are simultaneously beautiful and horrifying, because they illustrate the irreconcilable clash of past and present.

American Photo Magazine

Jack Crager

Brandt has deftly turned his art into a call for action.

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/9/2016

The Strand presents Nick Brandt on 'Inherit the Dust'

The Strand presents Nick Brandt on 'Inherit the Dust'Wednesday, March 9, at 7PM, the Strand Bookstore presents photographer Nick Brandt in conversation with the New York Times' Andrew Revkin, speaking on Brandt's remarkable new book, Inherit the Dust, published by Edwynn Houk Editions. Signing to follow.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/21/2016

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust, Factory with Rhino"Factory with Rhino" (2014) is reproduced from Nick Brandt's newest photobook, Inherit the Dust, in which the photographer inserts life-sized photographs of endangered animals into devastated East African landscapes. "It's only when you know what was there before that the loss is more keenly felt: the herds of elephants, giraffes and gazelles that not so long ago quietly moved across the plains and amongst the acacia trees, the heart-stopping sound of lions roaring on the still air at dusk and dawn. All deathly silent now." Featured today in the LA Times. continue to blog


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Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust

NICK BRANDT: INHERIT THE DUST

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Nick Brandt: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls

NICK BRANDT: ON THIS EARTH, A SHADOW FALLS

Text by Vicki Goldberg, Peter Singer, Jane Goodall, Alice Sebold, Nick Brandt.

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ISBN: 9781938922442 | US $160.00

Pub Date: 7/31/2014
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