The Day May Break, 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 people in the photos were all affected by climate change, displaced by cyclones and years-long droughts. Photographed at five sanctuaries, the animals were rescues that can never be re-wilded. As a result, it was safe for human strangers to be close to them, photographed so close to them, within the same frame.
Publisher: Hatje Cantz 2021
Header Photo: Sofia, Her Father Mohammed, and Fatu, Kenya, 2020 © Nick Brandt by courtesy of Hatje Cantz
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Book Specs: The Day May Break by Nick Brandt published by Hatje Cantz 2021 | Texts by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Nick Brandt, Percival Everett | 168 pages | 60 photographs | Hardcover with Dust Jacket | 32 x 34 cm | ISBN 978-3-7757-5089-9. Available here.
Born in England, Nick Brandt studied film and painting at St. Martin’s School of Art in London. He turned to photography in 2001 with his trilogy On This Earth, A Shadow Falls, Across the Ravaged Land – to be followed up by Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Nick Brandt co-founded Big Life Foundation with one of the most respected conservationists in East Africa, Richard Bonham.