78 Degrees North © David Yarrow
We are thrilled to announce and welcome David Yarrow to the WildArk ambassador family. Without a doubt one of the greatest selling fine art and wildlife photographers in his genre, Yarrow is a passionate conservationist, author and all round legend who will contribute enormously to the WildArk mission.
Yarrow’s images of life on earth are evocative and compelling; his ability to reveal the spirit and wonder in his subject matter results in unforgettable pieces of art.
“We are honoured to have David join the WildArk family as an ambassador,” said WildArk founders Mark and Sophie Hutchinson. “Watching him work in the wild this year was an inspiration and a privilege, as well as an enormous amount of fun. We’d never seen anything quite like someone getting in the photo with their subject — which in David’s case is usually a huge carnivore!”
“In partnering with Yarrow, we hope to spread positive stories about the world’s wild places through his breath-taking images as well as drive awareness and resources to conservation projects globally.”
Yarrow’s immersive, monochrome images are displayed in leading art galleries and museums across Europe and North America as well as featured in established art fairs. His ever expanding following of art collectors has seen Yarrow establish himself as one of the best-selling fine art photographers in the world today.
Having spent years traveling to remote wilderness areas around the world, Yarrow has gained an intimate understanding of the importance of protecting the world’s wild places for future generations.
WildArk CEO John Hardman commented, “David represents the highest caliber of conservation minded artists and reminds all of us that it is our responsibility to protect our wild places.”
Yarrow recently completed a global production with Nikon to announce the impressive, new Nikon D850 camera. His latest images will be on display in galleries across Europe and North America in the upcoming months.
“Joining the WildArk team is a great honour and an important development for me. I join existing ambassadors with careers that dwarf and humble my own,” Yarrow said.
“I am very passionate about what I do, and therefore I immediately identify with others that pursue their goals and dreams with that same level of desire. All the people that I have met at WildArk fit seamlessly into this category. Not only that, they are intelligent, street smart, committed and fun.”
The Fisher King © David Yarrow
“In an era in which some conservationists struggle to match their admiral concerns for our planet with a contemporary business nuance, the great thing about Mark and Sophie Hutchinson is that they have been successful outside conservation,” Yarrow continued. “Meanwhile, Dave Pocock’s reputation on and off the rugby field speaks for itself and my time spent with him and Emma in Zimbabwe reinforced my belief that it is always best to work with the best.”
A long-term affiliate of the acclaimed Tusk organisation, Yarrow believes his partnership with WildArk compliments the existing relationship he has with the organisation.
“Tusk’s remit pertains only to Africa, whereas WildArk — much like myself — has a global perspective and I look forward to working with them in key areas for us both such as Alaska and Asia,” said Yarrow.
“WildArks’s vision to see biodiversity protected around the world is not without enormous challenges, but collectively the team has the intellect, energy, and contacts to make a difference. If I can help in any way, it would be a privilege. Except for the odd rugby match, the Scots and the Australians have always got on very well.”
For more information on Yarrow’s exhibitions, joint WildArk campaigns, and upcoming trips, please visit the David Yarrow and WildArk websites.
Yarrow joins the family of WildArk ambassadors including three times World Surfing Champion Mick Fanning and Australian Rugby legend David Pocock and his partner Emma.
About David Yarrow
David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He took up photography at an early age, and as a 20-year-old, he found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup, and as a result, he was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events. But he refused to be pigeonholed into one silo of subject matter, and his interests expanded as he grew into himself. It was only many years later that he found his true comfort zone in documenting the natural world and the last eight years have been career defining
David’s evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is most distinctive, and it has earned him an ever growing following amongst art collectors. His large monochrome images are on display in many leading galleries and museums across Europe and North America. In North America, he is represented by two leading photographic galleries in Holden Luntz in Palm Beach and Izzy in Toronto. In Europe, David has a very strong presence in the Baltic — with Oslo, Antwerp, and Amsterdam all key venues. In the final months of 2017, David also has solo artist shows in London, Cincinnati and Chicago and many more shows planned in 2018.
In 2016 Rizzoli, New York published his latest book — Wild Encounters — with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge. The book was awarded “Art Book of 2017” by Amazon.
David’s status as an artist and conservationist was confirmed in June 2017 when he was invited for a private lunch with President George W. Bush in Dallas, Texas.
David will assist the WildArk mission in spreading positive stories about the world’s wild places through his breath-taking images as well as drive awareness and resources to conservation projects globally.
David is also a global ambassador for Land Rover and Bremont watches and on the advisory board of Tusk.