ANIMOSITY: Human-Wildlife Conflict Through the Lens

Aaron Gekoski

The Exhibition

The world’s wildlife is in crisis.

Globally, animals are being traded, hunted, poached, consumed and exploited to the point we are in the midst of a sixth mass extinction event.

Aaron Gekoski is an environmental photojournalist who has spent the past decade travelling to some of the most inhospitable places on Earth to document mankind’s complex relationship with wildlife.

The Photographer

In 2009, Aaron Gekoski swapped life as the owner of a model agency in London, for the wilds of Africa. His goal was to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Sir David Attenborough, by documenting the natural world and then sharing it with as many people as possible.

However, he soon learned that the places he’d grown up admiring on BBC documentaries were under siege. Animals were losing their homes to deforestation, targeted for their body parts or to create bogus medicines, hunted unsustainably, or kept in cages for our personal amusement, or for financial gain.

 

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Seminars & Talks

The Auditorium is a dedicated space designed using the highest technical standards, for hosting Photographer and photography talks and Live Stage events. Entry to the Auditorium is free of charge with ticketing available.