After working in The City and on Wall Street in the 1980s and for the Commission of the EU in Brussels in the 1990s, William Lana co-founded and is the CEO of the organic textile company Greenfibres. He sits on a number of the Boards of organisations aimed at finding environmental and social solutions to the challenges and opportunities we currently face and is currently Chair of Sharpham Trust. He’s also got a license to grow hemp and is a printmaker.
Nick Brandt is an English photographer whose themes always relate to the disappearing natural world, before much of it is destroyed by mankind.
From 2001 to 2018, he has photographed in Africa. In his trilogy, On This Earth, A Shadow Falls Across The Ravaged Land (2001-2012), he established a style of portrait photography of animals in the wild similar to that of the photography of humans in studio setting, shot on medium format film, attempting to portray animals as sentient creatures not so different from us.
In Inherit the Dust (2016), in a series of panoramas, Brandt recorded the impact of man in places where animals used to roam, but no longer do.
This Empty World (2019) addressed the escalating destruction of the natural world at the hands of humans, showing a world where, overwhelmed by runaway development, there is no longer space for animals to survive, and local people are seen as victims of environmental degradation also.
Brandt has had solo gallery and museum shows around the world. Born and raised in England, he now lives in the southern Californian mountains.
He is co-founder of Big Life Foundation, fighting to protect the animals and ecosystem of a large area of Kenya and Tanzania.
Arnelle is a content creator, photographer, and marketer with a knack for telling compelling visual stories through various mediums. She works as the Senior Manager of Influencer & Social Engagement at Global Wildlife Conservation — a nonprofit focused on saving our world’s species and supporting conservation movements in need. There, she works to bring conservation into the mainstream by using pop culture and influencer culture as platforms for informing and educating broader audiences. Arnelle has co-founded two companies that focus on impactful travel, and sharing stories of culture, women empowerment, body positivity, and the practice of profound self-love.