Thursday 21 January 2010

Inspiring Photographs

Finished January 21
A Shadow Falls by Nick Brandt
This book of photographs of the wild animals of East Africa was inspired by photographer Nick Brandt's recognition of the dwindling animal populations and the effect increased human activity has had on the environment and the lives the animals struggle to lead.
The photography is amazing, with a mix of intimate and panoramic views, showing us the emotional lives of the animals as well as their interaction with the landscape.
Commentary is included at the beginning of the book by Brandt as well as philosopher Peter Singer and photography critic Vicki Goldberg. Also included are suggestions of where to give to aid in the preservation of these animal communities.
This book is compelling. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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