Join us in the YCN Library on the 15th of February to hear photographer Tim Flach talk about his new book, Endangered.
London-based photographer and director Tim Flach's beautiful and unmistakeable work has increasingly focussed on the animal kingdom. Tim's interests lie in "the way humans shape animals, and shape their meaning — whether genetically, as with the featherless chicken, or with the symbolism that gives a special significance to a dove but dismisses a London pigeon as a flying rat." His work sets out to promote discussion and encourage debate, and has been featured in major public collections including the National Media Museum and the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
Remarkably, and more recently, Tim has travelled the length of the earth as part of an extraordinary multi-year project (20 months shooting and six more assembling the images) to visually explore what these animals, and their possible disappearance, mean to us. In his latest book, Endangered, Tim illustrates the tragic state of the natural world; highlighting the diversity of endangered species and the human-caused threats that they face everyday. From big cats in a losing battle with human settlements, to elephants that have been hunted for their ivory, animal portraiture is teamed with landscape photography to foster an emotional connection with species and their habitats, and remind us of the importance of connecting people with nature.
On the 15th of February, join us in the YCN Library for a visually loaded and thought-provoking evening, as Tim talks us through the story behind his powerful new book, and the capture of its stunning images.
Location:72 Rivington St,
London, EC2A 3AY,
Start:February 15th, 2018 at 6:30pm
End:February 15th, 2018 at 8:30pm
Cost:Free to members
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