Inherit the Dust is a series of panoramic photographs which capture disappearing wildlife in East Africa.

Photo: Nick Brandt. Quarry with Giraffe. 2014, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

Animals once inhabited in the now-blasted landscape owing to urban encroachment.

Photo: Nick Brandt. Alleyway with Chimpanzee. 2014, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

Elephants are poached to cater for ivory in the luxury market.

Photo: Nick Brandt. Quarry with Lion. 2014, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

“These now dystopian landscapes – as Nick Brandt’s unvarnished, harrowing but stunning work reveals – brings us face to face with a crisis, both social and environmental, demanding the renewal of humanity itself,” an introduction for the series reads.

Photo: Nick Brandt. Underpass with Elephants. 2015, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

The series was photographed between 2014 and 2015. It consists of unreleased portraits of animals, taken over prior years, printed life-size and glued to large panels.

Photo: Nick Brandt. Wasteland with Rhinos. 2015, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

These panels were then placed in within a world of urban development, locations where animals such as these used to roam but – as a result of human impact – no longer do.

Photo: Joshua Yeh. Making of photographing factory with a giraffe. 2015, courtesy of Blue Lotus Gallery.

A Hong Kong exhibition will take place at Blue Lotus Gallery from 13 March – 22 April 2020. Click here for more information.

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