“I find hope in knowing that with the right people and circumstances, ecosystems can be successfully protected,” he said. “That is what, so far, we have managed to do with the Big Life Foundation in the Amboseli/Kilamanjaro ecosystem in Kenya. Conservation relies so much on the support of the community. It’s really a mutual situation: if conservation supports the community, that helps the people economically in the long term, and so they, reciprocally, support conservation.”
—LensCulture Interview with Nick Brandt
I first saw British photographer Nick Brandt’s work last May at the PhotoLondon festival where he showed work from his Inherit the Dust series. I couldn’t get his stunning, large-scale images out of my mind.
Take a look at my piece to learn more about Nick, his pathway to film photography and his mission to help bring attention to atrocities like poaching: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nick-brandt-alive-again-in-death
Go here to read about Nick’s Inherit the Dust Series: https://www.lensculture.com/articles/nick-brandt-inherit-the-dust
© Nick Brandt Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York