Daniel Naudé Animal Farm
This book collects the images of Daniel Naudé, a rising young photographer whose depiction of South Africa’s animals and rural landscape raises provocative questions about our relationships with the creatures that share our land.
For years Daniel Naudé has traversed South Africa’s countryside recording his travels as a way of understanding South Africa and its complexities. Among his most arresting subjects are animals, and the collection of images in this book is as beautiful as it is intriguing. The penetrating stare of a feral Africanis dog; the regal dignity of enormous horned cattle; farmers bottle-feeding a lamb, clutching a young donkey, or stolidly leading their goats to pasture — all are photographed against the backdrop of South Africa’s rolling hills, grasslands, and seashore. As Naudé’s muted colors contrast with the animals’ stark silhouettes, viewers are compelled to share his intrepid curiosity about the nature of human dominion over animals, and about how the histories of all living things are intertwined and indivisible.
“The collection of images in this book is as beautiful as it is intriguing.” —Photo-eye, Best Books of 2012 list
“This book is a comprehensive collection of stunning animal portraits from across South Africa.”—Photography Monthly