INHERIT THE DUST
Shot in East Africa, panoramic photographs record the impact of man in places where animals used to roam.
In each location, the life-size panel of a (previously unreleased) animal portrait is erected, setting the panels within a world of explosive urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries.
"In Inherit the Dust...Nick Brandt's astonishing panoramas... are a jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment. The result is an eloquent and complex “J’accuse”, for the people are as victimized by “development” as the animals are. The breadth, detail, and incongruity of Brandt’s panoramas suggest a collision between Bruegel and an apocalypse in waiting."
- Vicki Goldberg, Art Critic, Author