(Jack Davison) (Ol Pejeta)
London: Loose Joints 2021
Condition: New, Softcover booklet housed in oversized folded poster, 44 pages, 245 x 265 mm
Shipped from Germany
Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya is one of the largest rhinoceros sanctuaries in the world and home to Najin and Fatu, the last two living Northern White Rhinos in existence. Jack Davison visited Ol Pejeta to photograph them with their tirelessly devoted caretaker Zacharia, for a New York Times article about the successful in-vitro fertilization of their frozen eggs by a team of scientists, that may soon create a lifeline to avoid extinction of the species.
Davison turns his inimitable eye on the Conservancy to capture the grace, power and pathos of Najin and Fatu, as well as focusing on the deep spiritual and physical connection between the rhinos and their keepers, who guard them with their life, using dogs, weapons, drones and surveillance. Like the powerful interplay of light and dark that often characterises Davison's work, Ol Pejeta is also a story of contrasts: on the one hand, the deep tragedy of another species slipping away at the hands of mankind, and on the other, the hope and optimism presented by science and innovation to support and uplift the fragile natural world.