|Halima, Abdul and Frida, Kenya 2020|
"Nick Brandt is an artist and witness who seizes bleak and desperate fates, and by some mystery and alchemy transmutes these into a gesture of poignant and painful beauty.
It has been an eon, and then some, since I experienced contemporary photographs of people of African roots created by a person of Euro-American origin, that were this tender, human and gorgeous."
— Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
From the Foreword to The Day May Break
Author of Dust and The Dragonfly Sea.
"A landmark body of work by one of photography’s great environmental champions. Showing how deeply our fates are intertwined, Brandt portrays people and animals together, causing us to reflect on the real-life consequences of climate change. Channeling his outrage into quiet determination, the result is a portrait of us all, at a critical moment in the Anthropocene.
— Phillip Prodger
Curator, Author, Photography Historian
Former Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London