David Yarrow, 49, was born in Scotland and is based in London. He was named Young Scottish Photographer of the Year at the age of 20 and in the same year covered the World Cup for The Times. His internationally syndicated photo of Maradona holding the trophy aloft remains an iconic image of that tournament.
Since turning his lens on the natural world, David has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes and endangered animals. His Encounter Collection, exhibited in November 2013 in Hong Kong, New York and London’s Saatchi Gallery, has been followed by The Kenya Collection which launched at the inaugural Christie’s Conservation Lectures in aid of African conservation charity, Tusk.
David’s latest work from South Sudan features in the Holden Luntz Gallery (Palm Beach) in its ‘Beasts of the Earth and the Spirit of Man’ exhibition. The limited edition of ‘Mankind’, a huge monochrome image of Dinka cattle herders, has sold out at $60,000 each. David was recently interviewed on Fox News and Ivo Niehe’s Dutch TV show about his career and the challenges of making this unique shot, which is also part of a year-long exhibition of his most prized wildlife images at the Rotella Gallery in New York and Las Vegas. The Iris Gallery in Boston and Aspen now represent a wide range of David’s work.
As a lifelong user of Nikon equipment, David is proud to have been named as a Nikon Ambassador. He has put the brand’s products through some of the most gruelling situations imaginable in search of the most transcendent images.
David puts his understanding of key environmental and geopolitical issues to practical use in his long-term commitment to Tusk as their affiliated photographer. Tusk, whose Royal Patron is HRH the Duke of Cambridge, recently marked its 25th anniversary and receives 10% of sales of David’s prints and books. This has raised over $100,000 so far to support its 53 projects in 18 African countries.
He is the author of two fine-art photography books: Nowhere (2007) and Encounter (2013). Encounter won the Spear’s Award 2014 for the most outstandingly produced book.