NICK BRANDT NEW SERIES: THE DAY MAY BREAK
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INTERNATIONAL RELEASE OF NEW SERIES
ATLAS is delighted to announce the release of Nick Brandt’s new series, The Day May Break.
A selection of works will preview at this year’s Photo London, opening today at Somerset House. All images can be seen through the link below and are available for purchase. A full exhibition of the series opens at the gallery on Dorset St on 16th September.
This new collection, photographed in Zimbabwe and Kenya in late 2020, is the first part of a global series portraying people and animals that have been impacted by environmental degradation and destruction.
The photographs were taken at five sanctuaries/ conservancies. The animals are almost all long-term rescues, victims of everything from the poaching of their parents, to habitat destruction and poisoning. These animals can never be released back into the wild. As a result, they are habituated, and so it was safe for human strangers to be close to them, and photographed in the same frame at the same time.
The fog is the unifying visual. We increasingly find ourselves in a kind of limbo, a once-recognisable world now fading from view. Created by fog machines on location, the fog is also an echo of the suffocating smoke from the wildfires, driven by climate change, devastating so much of the planet. However, in spite of their loss, these people and animals are the survivors. And therein lies possibility and hope.
Nick Brandt will be signing his new book on Sunday, 12th September from 12 to 1pm at our Booth G1. The book is published by Hatje Kantz and signed copies are available at £ 47, and it includes texts by Nadine Barth, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Percival Everett.
EXHIBITION AT ATLAS GALLERY
OPENING THURSDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER
A solo exhibition dedicated to The Day May Break will open at Atlas Gallery on September 16th. We will be showing a wider selection of powerful images from Nick’s inspiring new project. The artist and the gallery will share part of the proceeds with the sitters in the pictures, whose lives have been disrupted by consequences of climate change — some displaced by cyclones that destroyed their homes, others such as farmers displaced and impoverished by years-long severe droughts.