For the upcoming photography exhibition, THE NEVER NEVER, two leading New York photographers swapped their high fashion and urban lifestyle portfolios for the stunning, remote landscapes of Australia’s outback. The exhibition, a one-night-only event, is in support of Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy and showcased at a unique pop-up space in New York's NoLita neighborhood.
Photographers Christopher Griffith and Daniel King set out to capture the extraordinary beauty of Australia’s unique wildlife and landscapes at Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary in the Kimberley and Mount Zero-Taravale Wildlife Sanctuary in tropical north Queensland.
“I had heard people talk about the majesty of outback Australia but I never imagined it would profoundly impact me in the way it has. It is captivating, inspiring and it has a mystery that literally draws you in,” said Christopher Griffith.
Their journey took them through deep gorges, vast savanna woodlands and rivers as they explored by land and helicopter some of Australia’s most remote ecosystems and its wildlife. The trip highlighted the value of AWC’s active land management in order to protect and save endangered wildlife such as the Gouldian Finch, Northern Quoll and Sharman’s Rock-wallaby.
“The places I visited and the wildlife I encountered was extraordinary, literally from another world. It was as though time had stood still, the landscapes were untouched and had a sense of purity. Without organizations like Australian Wildlife Conservancy, this would be lost and to all our detriment,” said Daniel King.
The collection of these original limited edition works, will be shown at an exclusive invitation only exhibition, THE NEVER NEVER, hosted by Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy at Openhouse in SoHo, New York on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
The photographs will be available for sale with all proceeds going to Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy, a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s unique wildlife.
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Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Australia's wildlife. Friends of Australian Wildlife Conservancy support the acquisition and management of land in Australia for conservation, as well as the conduct of scientific research and public education.
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife across 7.5 million acres in iconic locations such as the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York and the central deserts. With around 80% of staff based in the field, AWC is implementing a new model for conservation: delivering large-scale, practical land management (such as feral animal control, fire management), informed by world class science.
About the artist
Born in Canada and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Christopher is an award-winning NYC based photographer who has gained both critical and commercial success for his clean minimalist approach and intense graphic imagery. Initially Christopher’s work regularly featured in Paris Vogue, Glamour, and L’Uomo Vogue along with campaigns for Trussardi, Etro and Issey Miyake.
In 1998 he embarked on a career-changing journey across America to document the landscape with a minimalist approach that has become his signature style and shifted from fashion to a successful career in advertising with campaigns for Nike, Heineken, Lexus, Deutsche Bank, Chrysler, SWISS Airlines, Delta Airlines, IBM, and Sony.
Christopher has balanced his time between steady work in the advertising world and personal art projects and has published a number of books, which have won a variety of awards from D&AD, Art Directors Club, Communication Arts and Graphis.
Daniel’s love of photography comes from establishing a connection with his subject and creating an intimate dialog. He started his career as an aspiring surf photographer at 16 in his native Sydney, Australia. His interest quickly gravitated toward portraiture and he worked for brands including Billabong, Quicksilver and SDS.
At eighteen years of age, King travelled to Spain and London before moving to New York to work under photographer Steven Klein. He then returned to London to work with David Sims.
Daniel currently resides in New York and has recently published his first book “Ukraine Youth - Between Days”. He is now working on a visual documentation and exploration into the lives of kids living in the middle east and completed his portion from Beirut in September last year. His work can also be seen in Twin Magazine, Teen Vogue, Wallpaper, W, Double and Oyster Magazine.