I am honoured once again, to have been invited by Margot Raggett to contribute to the next in her series of books; Remembering Great Apes, following the success of her previous titles Remembering Rhinos and Remembering Elephants.
Remembering Great Apes will be a beautiful coffee table book, full of images donated by many of the world’s top wildlife photographers and will be published on October 15th 2018. This will be the third in the Remembering Wildlife series which was created by wildlife photographer Margot Raggett after she was moved to take action upon seeing a poached elephant in Kenya.
Her mission is, through images donated by top wildlife photographers, to raise awareness of the threats facing various wildlife species and then through sales of the books, funds to protect them. Her first two books, Remembering Elephants and Remembering Rhinos, were both funded through Kickstarter campaigns (Elephants and Rhinos ) and were highly acclaimed. They have so far raised more than £300,000 between them for conservation and this is all thanks to Kickstarter!
This year’s book will have a foreword by famous chimpanzee conservationist Dr Jane Goodall, DBE and will be edited by world-renown great ape expert Ian Redmond OBE. The same art director and designer are in place and the printing will also be in the same fine art house in Italy as the previous two books.
I am delighted to have just received my limited edition copy of the Remembering Rhinos book. It will be launched at the Royal Geographical Society on 1st November. There will be an exhibition of the photographs from the book at La Galleria, 5b Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 4UY from 30th October until 11th November. Images for the book and the exhibition have been donated by 65 of the leading wildlife photographers from around the world.
Below is a short video of me opening my limited edition book, showing just how beautifully it has been produced. Standard editions of the book, which are equally beautifully produced, will be available for £45. A few of the 50 limited edition books are still available, for details of how to purchase and for information about the exhibition, click on the link below. The 50 limited edition books are each signed by Virginia McKenna OBE, co-founder of the Born Free Foundation and come with a signed photograph of my image “Africa’s Heart”.
I have been invited to be part of an extremely worthy project, Remembering Rhinos.
Remembering Rhinos will be a beautiful coffee table book, created with the aim of raising funds to fight rhino poaching and protect this endangered species.
The Kickstarter campaign for this project, Remembering Rhinos, went live today. I would love you all to check it out at www.rememberingrhinos.com/kickstarter and consider giving us your support. Along with many of the world’s top wildlife photographers, I am delighted to have been invited to contribute images to this important project, the follow up to Remembering Elephants. Kickstarter will hopefully pay for the print run, with all subsequent sales of the book going to anti-poaching initiatives via the Born Free Foundation, #rememberingrhinos