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Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

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Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.

International Education Policies and Practices in East Asia

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) is pleased to invite you to an April 25 talk featuring Dr. Hiroshi Ota, Professor and Director of the Global Education Program at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo and Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University. Dr. Ota will speak about developments in higher education in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Higher education in this region has undergone significant changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical risks, geoeconomic tensions, and demographic issues. These issues affect internationalization policies and practices of higher education in East Asia. Please email invpia@lehigh.edu to RSVP or with any questions. Governments in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan have positioned the internationalization of higher education, especially in attracting international students, as a high-level policy and have launched a series of international education projects. However, as Dr. Ota will discuss, these initiatives often do not carefully consider the situation and reality at higher education institutions. Additionally, their internationalization policies are not well coordinated with other higher education-related policies, according to Dr. Ota. Thus, these problems have often led to unintended consequences, showing gaps between government policies and HEI's practices. This talk will attempt to analyze these issues, including relations with China, from multiple perspectives. Dr. Ota’s research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility from a comparative perspective. He has more than 160 publications in Japanese and English, including 30 book chapters published by Springer, Routledge, SAGE, and Multilingual Matters. Dr. Ota serves as a vice president of the Japan Association of International Student Education (JAISE) and a board member of the Research Consortium for the Sustainable Promotion of International Education (RECSIE). In addition, he is a visiting researcher for the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), a government agency that supports and promotes international education, and a visiting professor for Tohoku University.

Nick Brandt: Environmental Photographer

Selections from the series Inherit the Dust and This Empty World This exhibition presents works from two of Nick Brandt’s series, Inherit the Dust and This Empty World. Through his photographs, Brandt creates a vision of environmental devastation, with both human and animal victims suffering in the aftermath of progress. Brandt envisions a world overwhelmed by development, where there is no longer space for animals to survive. In Inherit the Dust, Brandt records the impact of humans in places where animals used to roam. In each location— now a site of urban development, factories, wasteland and quarries—he erects and re-photographs a panel showing one of his life-size animal portrait photographs. In This Empty World, Brandt combines two moments in time, often captured weeks or months apart from the same locked-off camera position. After building and lighting an initial set, Brandt waits for the animals that previously inhabited the region to slowly become comfortable enough to enter the frame. Once the animals are captured on camera, full sets—bridge and highway construction sites, a petrol station, a bus station and more—are built. A second sequence is then photographed with the full set and a large cast of people drawn from local communities and beyond. “[Nick Brandt’s] astonishing images… deliver the emotional shock rarely felt, but urgently needed, to accelerate global conservation.” –E.O. Wilson, biologist and naturalist This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Meg and Bennett Goodman. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Department of Biological Sciences, Office of International Affairs, Africana Studies Program, and the Office of Sustainability. About Nick Brandt Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer, whose work focuses on the rapidly disappearing natural world, as a result of environmental destruction, climate change and human actions. Raised in London, Brandt studied painting and then film at Saint Martin's School of Art. He moved to California in 1992 where he directed numerous award-winning music videos for artists including Michael Jackson, Moby, Jewel, and XTC among others. In 1995 while directing Jackson’s "Earth Song" in Tanzania, Brandt first encountered the animals and landscape that would later inspire him to address the global ecological crisis through innovative photographic strategies in works like Inherit the Dust and This Empty World.