The Disappearance of the Elephant
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A unique piece of photo art that is both amazingly decorative but also has a deep political message – Photo manipulation – political statement art.

The illegal killing of elephants for ivory is driven and sustained by demand from consumers who are willing to pay for illegal ivory and was estimates to over 22,000 illegally killed elephants in 2012.

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Interested in conceptual approaches to the construction of a photograph, the Norwegian photographer Brede masterfully manipulates the tools of digital transformation to create a picture of an elephant crumbling before our eyes. Conceived as a crumbling edifice, Brede brings to the fore the processes of extinction afflicted upon elephants.
OnGallery, London, UK

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I work hard to create artwork of the highest quality and take great care to assure quality in each step. In the unlikely event that the print should arrive damaged, or simply just don’t meet your expectation, I will make my absolute best to remedy the situation so that you can feel confident with your purchase.

All Artwork is © Erik Brede, except where otherwise noted, & may not be printed, re-distributed, modified or posted elsewhere without written authorization. I appreciate your respect for my ownership of my work & my copyrights. All artwork and content on the Erik Brede Photography website are legally protected by International copyright laws. Unauthorized duplication or usage is prohibited by the Copyright law and will be prosecuted. I protect my copyright interests and intellectual property by using watermarked images on this site.

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3 reviews for The Disappearance of the Elephant

  1. Rune Sivertsen (verified owner)

    Wow, what an amazing picture! I love the way the print on the brushed aluminium brings an extraordinary lively look. The Elephant is virtual 3D like when you move around the picture and the light changes and brings new elements to the picture. I am so pleased I invested in this! Great picture, fantastic combination, and a true and sad reminder of the disappearance of the Elephant……

  2. Tim

    Clear and quick communication, the picture arrived really well packed – looks fantastic on my wall.

  3. Nicola Lane (verified owner)

    This is a beautiful, deep and sensitive piece that really does make a statement. We purchased this for our 14th Wedding anniversary gift to each other. It really couldn’t have been more perfect.
    Delivery was swift and every detail thought of, will defiantly purchase another piece from you for our home.

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