‘The Art of Survival’ photographic exhibition

We’re thrilled to invite you to a very special photographic exhibition that focusses on some of Africa’s most iconic species and truly encapsulates our ‘Art of Survival‘ vision – to Fight, Protect and Engage on behalf of endangered wildlife around the world. 

Created in partnership with long-standing supporter of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and internationally acclaimed photographer, William Fortescue; the ‘Art of Survival’ series presents an exciting opportunity for both art collectors and wildlife lovers to invest in the future survival of our planet by investing in wildlife art.  

Opening on the 27th October 2022 at Red Eight’s new flagship gallery on The Royal Exchange, 33% of all sales will support DSWF and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.

“My grandfather would delight in our partnership with William. The exhibition celebrates a continent which inspired his life’s work and deepest passions while making a real and meaningful impact on the wildlife he dedicated his life to saving.”

Georgina Lamb, CEO at DSWF

We’re excited to be hosting a private champagne reception on the opening evening, and this will feature some of William’s most popular works to date, as well as a series of never-before-seen images.

With an instantly recognisable style, the cornerstone of William’s photography is his desire to depict wild animals in their natural environment and prints on display will include ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, ‘Michael’ and ‘African Icons’.

Image credit: William Fortescue

“I find it imperative that an image tells an entire story in one frame. It’s why I so often choose to work with wide angle lenses, capturing as much as I can in a single image, conveying to the viewer what it was like to be there at that moment.

If we really want people to engage with these animals and want to help protect them, we must first get them to love them. The more evocative these images can be, the more chance we have of doing just that.” 

William Fortescue

The Art of Survival exhibition will run from October 27th – November 27th at the Red Eight Gallery (9 The Royal Exchange, EC3V 3LR).