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INSIDE THE EXHIBIT | Peter Beard's End of the Game

Updated: May 6

Inspired by Peter Beard's seminal publication, The End of the Game (originally published 1963), our exhibition of the same name, embarks on a poignant exploration of Africa's tumultuous history, capturing the essence of Beard's powerful text and remarkable photographs. ⁠ ⁠


As Beard aptly stated, "The deeper the white man went into Africa, the faster the life flowed out of it, off the plains and out of the bush...vanishing in acres of trophies and hides and carcasses."⁠ ⁠


Through a captivating blend of documentary images, artefacts, and film clips, alongside founder Roger Ballen's evocative photographs and installations, the exhibition delves into the deeper, psychological relationship between humanity and the natural world.⁠ ⁠ The End of the Game, first published over 50 years ago, serves as a landmark publication on Africa, documenting the overpopulation and starvation of tens of thousands of elephants, rhinos, and hippos in Kenya's Tsavo lowlands and Uganda parklands in the 1960s and '70s. Researched and compiled over two decades, Beard's essential book stands as a powerful and poignant testimony to the damage done by human intervention in Africa.⁠ ⁠




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