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Lecture: On This Earth, A Shadow Falls

Photographer Nick Brandt speaks on the work from his most recent publication and how photography can play a role in preserving the animals’ way of life that he records.

When: Sunday, March 18, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

Where: S.B. Museum of Art, 1130 State St., Santa Barbara

Cost: Not available

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Lectures

Description:

Fine art meets conservation as photographer Nick Brandt speaks on the work from his most recent publication, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls (2010), and how photography can play a role in preserving the animals’ way of life that he records.

Mr. Brandt has been photographing the threatened wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania for more than a decade, and is instrumental in starting the Big Life Foundation in response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa.

Artist’s Statement:
"I'm not interested in creating work that is simply documentary or filled with action and drama....What I am interested in is showing the animals simply in the state of being, before in the wild at least, they cease to exist...To me, every creature, human or nonhuman, has an equal right to live, and this feeling affects me every time I frame an animal in my camera. The photos are my elegy to these beautiful creatures, to this wrenchingly beautiful world that is steadily, tragically vanishing before our eyes."

Phone: 805-963-4364

Event posted March 1, 2012
Last updated March 1, 2012

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