Frank af Petersens is a professional photographer with a background in photojournalism and fine art photography. He has had numerous exhibitions in Europe and the United States, and is represented in private and corporate art collections in the US, Sweden, Great Britain, Switzerland, Norway, Spain, Italy, Kenya and China. This is his second solo exhibition in Rialto Living.
Swedish by birth, he grew up living a nomadic life in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Africa made a lasting impression, and he returns constantly to capture beautiful images of its landscapes, people and wild animals. The photographs touch something deep inside us – perhaps an unconscious memory of the continent our ancestors came from many thousands of years ago.
Tragically, two of Africa’s most iconic species – elephants and rhinos – are under threat from highly organised, large-scale poaching for horns and ivory. For the past 10 years, Frank af Petersens has worked as a volunteer photographer documenting the increasingly brutal poaching wars in sub-Saharan Africa. He is a contributing photographer to Save The Elephants, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Elephant Crisis Fund, Wildlife Conservation Network, Tsavo Trust, Save The Rhino, International Anti Poaching Foundation, The Thin Green Line Foundation, African Parks, The Perfect World Foundation and Wildhood Foundation, and has donated thousands of photos for websites, social media campaigns, fundraising events and print publications. The proceeds from his exhibition sales help finance this volunteer work.
In 2018, Frank af Petersens was awarded a grant by HM King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in recognition of his work to preserve Africa's wildlife.
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