Snap! Orlando Presents:

THIS EMPTY WORLD

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Description

‘THIS EMPTY WORLD’ is a new exhibition by world renowned international photographer Nick Brandt. In a series of photographic panoramas shot in East Africa, Nick Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do.

In a series of photographic panoramas shot in East Africa, Nick Brandt records the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do. This exhibition presents a new collection of images by celebrated photographer Nick Brandt, whose epic, disturbingly beautiful panoramas address the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of man. Moving into color photography for the first time, this monograph of new work from photographer Nick Brandt is both a technical tour de force of contemporary image making and an ambitiously scaled project that uses constructed sets of a scale typically seen in major film productions. Each image is a combination of two photographs taken weeks apart, almost all from the exact same camera position.

 

The starting point of each composition is always the animal photographed in its native savannah landscape. Brandt then designs and builds sets in the precise location of the original photograph depicting the human developments, such as gas stations, highway and bridge construction sites, and bus stations, that are invading the East African landscape. A second sequence is then photographed with the completed set, populated by a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond.

The final images are powerful composites of the two source photographs, which presents the wild animals and the people as equal victims of the environmental―both now aliens in their once-natural, once-native habitat.
 

As one of Central Florida's leading contemporary art organizations, our goal is to discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography and new media art, in the region. Our gallery offers community-driven, diversified events and exhibitions throughout the year that showcase regional, national and international artists.

Snap! Orlando is registered as a 501(c)(3) arts organization (Snap! Cultural Events, Inc).

Time & Location

OPENING NIGHT

Fri, February 4, 2022

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Gallery Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm

Feb 5-April 2, 2022

Snap! Downtown

420 East Church Street

Orlando, FL 32801

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Suggested donation on opening night to support Snap! Cultural Events.

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