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In A Shadow Falls, which
features fifty-eight recent images in stunning, oversized
tritone plates, Nick Brandt continues his ambitious and
ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing
natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt’s wide-screen
panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision
of Africa that has not been seen before. His iconic
portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy
usually reserved for human subjects.
opening images in A Shadow Falls, of a verdant world
filled with multitudes of animals, to the closing images of
small bands of creatures moving across a parched, dusty
earth, Brandt portrays a mythic Africa struggling against
tragic forces. In years to come, we will look back at these
powerful photographs and wonder why humanity did not do more
to preserve this rare corner of earthly
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