A new photography exhibition has opened at Eleven on Eccleston Street in Victoria, a David Yarrow exhibition to be exact. Featuring a captivating collection of black and white wildlife photographs from his new book, Encounter, the exhibition features exotic animals that Yarrow came face-to-face with during expeditions to East Africa and the Antarctic. You can expect to see lions and elephants side-by-side with polar bears and penguins.
Known collectively as Recent Encounters, the highlights of the exhibition include Grumpy Monkey, a startling close-up of a macaque complete with humanistic eyes, Omo Warrior, a truly striking picture of a tribal clan member bearing arms, The Puzzle, which is a hypnotic blend of zebra stripes, and the grandest of all, The Prize, which is a stunningly majestic-looking lioness.
Yarrow’s arresting wildlife photography is a far cry from the photography career he started out in. Self-taught in his semi-professional field of work, Yarrow has been a photographer for 30 years. He started out in sports photography and one of his earliest assignments, when he was just 20, was of photographing the World Cup Final in Mexico City in 1986 for The Times. Though his image of Maradona lifting the World Cup trophy is still widely used today, it’s in wildlife photography that Yarrow has found his true calling.
David Yarrow’s Recent Encounters is at Eleven, 11 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX until 20 April