Nov 10th 2017

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents “Wild Encounters,” a solo exhibition of limited edition signed photographic prints by world-renowned Scottish fine art photographer David Yarrow, beginning Nov. 10.

Traveling extensively across seven continents, Yarrow, regarded as one of the most accomplished nature photographers working today, has spent much of the past three decades in remote locales capturing grippingly intimate portraits of vulnerable and endangered wildlife, including Bengal tigers in India, polar bears in Alaska and Silverback Gorillas in Rwanda. He has developed innovative approaches to photographing dangerous animals in the wild, pioneering the use of remote-controlled cameras and creating a custom-made 14-pound steel box to house a camera, which is often ‘treated’ with scents alluring to his subjects before being placed in their vicinity.

The Sunday Times Magazine described David Yarrow’s photographs as “a staggeringly intimate view of the natural world.” London’s Daily Mail called Yarrow’s work “astonishing…. incredibly stirring material,” adding that it had “moved Prince William to comment that his pictures have the power to influence the way we view the animal kingdom.”

In addition to wildlife photography, David Yarrow has documented far-flung cultures and indigenous communities around the globe. Alaskan hunters, the Himba of Namibia and the Dinka of South Sudan have all been captured in his photographs. In October 2016 Rizzoli released “Wild Encounters,” a printed collection of David Yarrow’s photographs, which was awarded “Art Book of 2017” by Amazon. Signed copies of “Wild Encounters” with a forward written by Prince William will be sold at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary for the run of the exhibition, with all author royalties going to the Tusk Trust.

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