Nick Brandt. LINETH AND KINI, BOLIVIA, 2022. Limited Edition.

Nick Brandt. LINETH AND KINI, BOLIVIA, 2022. Limited Edition.

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Editions Available

20 x 26.6 inch image size on 24 x 30.6 inch paper, Edition of 15

28 x 37.2 inch image size on 32x41 inches paper, Limited Edition of 12.

Archival Pigment Prints on Hahemhule Museum Etching 350gsm.

With signed and numbered label.

About the Work

Kini, a howler monkey, was rescued as a baby by Senda Verde Animal Sanctuary. Kini was burned down one side of her body, the burns likely due to hunters setting fire to forest to force monkeys down out of the trees. The mothers are killed and the babies sold as pets in markets. However, the orphaned babies usually only survive a few days, and raising howler monkeys in captivity is extremely hard.

It took Kini a long time to recover, cared for in the house of the founders, Vicki and Marcelo. Once recovered, in turn Kini cared for the new baby monkeys that arrived. 

Like so many monkeys in Bolivia & South America, howler monkeys are not just in decline because of habitat destruction, but also because they are captured to be sold as pets.

For many years, Lineth’s grandfather Samuel worked in the refuge in the Chacaltaya Glacier, the location of Bolivia’s only ski resort, and the world’s highest. But in the mid-1980’s, the amount of snow began to decrease. By 2009, with climate change, the glacier had disappeared completely. Tourists no longer came. The resort shut down, and is now a ghost town. Samuel, and Adolfo, were left without a job, his family now supported by the artisanal work of his wife Martha. 

About the Series

The Day May Break is an ongoing global series portraying people and animals that have been impacted by climate change, environmental degradation and destruction.

Chapter One was photographed in Zimbabwe and Kenya in 2020, Chapter Two in Bolivia in 2022.

The people in the photos have all been badly affected by climate change, from extreme droughts to floods that destroyed their homes and livelihoods. 

The photographs were taken at Senda Verde Animal Sanctuary where the animals are all rescues, victims of everything from habitat destruction to wildlife trafficking. These animals can never be released back into the wild. Because they were nearly all habituated to humans, it was safe for  strangers to be close to them, photographed together in the same frame.

The fog is the unifying visual, symbolic of the natural world rapidly fading from view. Created by fog machines on location, the fog is also an echo of the smoke from wildfires, intensified by climate change, devastating so much of the planet. 

In spite of their loss, these people and animals are the survivors. And therein lies hope and possibility.

Learn more about Nick Brandt.

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