Instagram post by @faheykleingallery Fahey/Klein Gallery

Currently on view: Nick Brandt’s ‘This Empty World’ including SAVANNAH WITH LION & HUMANS (SWIPE for SLIDESHOW DETAILS)
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I wanted to show a shared sense of loss, of empathy, between the lion and the people, that they are both victims of environmental degradation.
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As always, the lion was photographed first. Weeks later, with exactly matched lighting, the people were photographed. I was influenced by 19th century American Civil War photos taken on battlefields after the battle was over - the fallen soldiers, the smoke drifting through, the shell-shocked living. .
The photo was taken several hours after the people went in front of camera. I wanted them so used to being there that they were unaware of when I took a photo. My hope being that they would feel more natural and unposed. .
‘This Empty World’ deals with the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for animals to survive.
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The photo is currently on view in large scale limited edition print in the exhibitions in Los Angeles.
Exhibitions: NEW YORK: until April 20 (@houkgallery), LOS ANGELES: until April 27 (@faheykleingallery). .
BOOK: published by @thamesandhudson, out next week. Pre-order on Amazon, etc. now (38x33cm), with panoramic double page spreads. .
Othewise please view images in full screen with zoom at http://nickbrandt.com.
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