Nick Brandt interview: Racing against time to capture a disappearing world

The acclaimed photographer’s latest book, The Day May Break, combines arrestingly beautiful imagery with an unspoken indictment at the planet’s failure to meaningfully fight climate change

10th October, 2021
Nick Brandt interview: Racing against time to capture a disappearing world
Patrick and Harriet in Zimbabwe, pictured by Nick Brandt for his book The Day May Break

There is a terrible beauty in Nick Brandt’s work. The exquisite images through which he captures a world teetering on the abyss are imbued with a sense of foreboding.

Most fine art photographers who document nature tend to focus on its more pastoral aspects. The spectacular sunsets, the blaze of autumn leaves, the pristine mountain ranges and the waterfalls as clear and sparkling as crystal glass. Their work comforts us, makes us forget...

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