As the youngest artist to have ever been officially commissioned to paint the Queen in 1995, Christian has become a celebrated British artist boasting a diverse contemporary practice. In June 2004, the artist was presented with the AoC Gold Ward at the House of Commons, awarded to further education graduates for excellence in their chosen field. Christian has exhibited internationally, as well as in London in such venues as the Saatchi Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. He is on the council of the Chelsea Arts Club and has recently been appointed to the committee of the British Inspiration Awards.
Lauren Baker, a British multidisciplinary artist who exhibits internationally, is a proud ambassador for Save wild Tigers. Her work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life, and other dimensions. She’s created installations at The V&A and Tate Britain. Lauren is passionate about animals and conservation. The Crystal Tigress, a life-size tiger skull decorated with 52,000 crystals, was created for Save Wild Tigers and showcased in the exhibition THRIVE at The Sanderson in 2014.
Jacky Tsai is a leading Chinese pop artist who brings an original style and inventive approach to traditional materials and craftsmanship, clashing Eastern and Western cultural references in the process. Tsai attempts to re-imagine the concept of beauty in an effort to make it relatable across cultures. The artist is known for his iconic floral skull creation that was used by fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Tsai works across various media, including sculpture, installation, and fashion. He has collaborated with luxury Chinese Brand Shanghai Tang to present an internationally acclaimed collection in 2014. Tsai has exhibited internationally in London, New York, Singapore, and Hong Kong and is represented by the prestigious Fine Art Society in the UK.
Artist and creative designer Daisuke Sakaguchi combines influences from his mixed Japanese and British heritage to present the unique aesthetic expressed in his work. Centrally focused on the concept of expressing identity through art, Daisuke draws on his background in jewellery design to produce unique artworks and accessories. The artist has worked with high profile brands including Comme des Garcons, Adidas, and Nike, and his jewellery has been showcased at London and Tokyo fashion week. Daisuke has undertaken a number of bespoke design commissions for clients including Elton John, David Furnish, Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham, Kelly Osbourne, Kelis, plus Vauxhall Motors and Selfridges London.
British painter Dan Baldwin has been collected and exhibited nationally and internationally, with popular solo shows in London, New York, and Los Angeles. The artist has also presented at major art fairs internationally, in the U.K, Japan, and the United States including Miami Basel. Since 2005, Baldwin has expanded his painting practice to three-dimensions, using large-scale sculptural ceramic pots as an unconventional canvas. Baldwin’s work has been collected by numerous high-profile names including Chris Packham, Max Lousada, and Sir Ronald Cohen. The artist has a history of donating artwork to support charities as diverse as Teen Cancer and the Rainforest Foundation.
Award winning British artist Shauna Richardson has developed an individual technique using crochet to sculpt realistic life-size animals. Her work has received much critical acclaim and has been exhibited internationally at many prestigious venues including Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum London. In 2012, Shauna was commissioned by the London Olympic Games to create three 25ft Crochetdermy® lions that toured the UK in a mobile glass vehicle. She has received much national press coverage on TV, radio and in print.
After living in Northern India for a period in 1990, artist Rose Corcoran established a deep respect for the wild tiger. The endangered status of these awesome animals became a passionate concern for the artist when she met renowned animal campaigner Valmik Thapar and toured native tiger habitat Ranthambor. Rose believes in art created for a purpose – in her case to highlight the magnificence and vitality of animals in the wild, alongside the terrifying fragility of their existence. The artist creates large-scale charcoal drawings that capture the movement and energy of the beasts she depicts. Rose has exhibited internationally in a dedicated effort to secure a future for her animal subjects in their natural habitat.
Chilean-born Otto Schade is a highly talented contemporary urban artist based in London. Schade is known for his surreal and at times abstract figurative paintings, drawings, and high-impact street art. The artist has developed a unique and recognisable graphic style involving twisting, interwoven “ribbons” that depict his subjects. Otto has been exhibiting internationally in Europe, South America, and the United States since 1996.
London-based John Gledhill is a noted artist with a varied practice that includes drawing, lino printing, and painting. Gledhill was a prize winning student at the Royal Academy Schools in London. The artist uses bold colours and simple figures to present insightful social commentary about life in London in his graphic contemporary artworks. Gledhill also has a pronounced interest in conservation, a print of his painting The Last Elephant is now in the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Julia Wager's natural portrayals of horses maintain a basic realism with poetic composition. She is an established artist and acute observer of the animal, its anatomy, movement and spirit. Her love and understanding of the horse is personified in her sculpture. It is this, and her sympathy and tenderness towards the animal that has brought her name to the fore within contemporary animalier sculpture.
Claire Milner has created art for celebrities, large corporations and advertising agencies. Her portrait of Marilyn created with 65,000 Swarovski crystals is in the private collection of Rihanna and is featured on the official website of The Estate of Marilyn Monroe. Her artworks are held in private collections around the world and have been displayed in museum exhibitions in the UK. Her work has been chosen for five collections with Saatchi Art and has been published worldwide. Endangered species and our impact on the planet is the subject closest to Claire’s heart and the primary focus of her work in order to raise awareness of the intolerable rate at which animal species are becoming extinct at the hands of man.
Pandemonia is the creation of an anonymous London-based fine artist. Existing on the dividing line between reality and myth, Pandemonia was born in 2007. Pandemonia is a critical reflection and, as such, an intervention upon ideas of celebrity and femininity. She is a pointed manifestation of how these ideas intersect with mass media, social media, and the marketability of desire. The art of Pandemonia herself is that of a constructed figure placed in the landscape of media, fashion and art events that has instigated the media response by feeding back to the media its own language, imagery and ideals. Pandemonia’s art is not only cross-media (sculpture, digital art, photography, and performance), but also cross-generational as she ties the earliest moments of Pop Art to the most current worlds of celebrity, fashion and contemporary art, creating an arc and evolution which continues its ongoing exploration.
Sweet Foxylicious Cakes
Multi award-winning cake artist Zoe Fox created a life-size tiger cake sculpture to help raise awareness for the plight of wild tigers. "Tony the Tiger" was displayed at our Savoy Gala Dinner in London on 9 October 2015 before being put on show at Cake International at the NEC in Birmingham 6-8 November 2015 as part of the "Bakers Unite to Fight" coalition.
Gary hodges is the UK's top pencil artist with many awards to his name, including "Published Artist of the Year" three times. He has released 127 different limited editions from his wildlife drawings, with only 12 still available. This amounts to over 107,000 personally signed prints sold. His many thousands of admirers include Virginia McKenna, Kristin Davis, Rula Lenska, Pam St Clement, Michaela Strachan and Jenny Seagrove. A limited edition book (1,000 copies) titled HEART & SOUL has been published about his life and drawings.
Scottish Artist Jane Lee McCracken makes intricate multi-layered Biro drawings and constructs multi-media objects and installations inspired by her drawings. Her work is impassioned by childhood memoires, fairy tales, forests and animals. Along with her continuing interest in war and loss, Jane’s drawings are both beautiful and symbolic of life’s brutal reality. She has exhibited across the UK and has just launched her luxury fine English china plate and print series 'In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia', made by the prestigious ceramic designers The New English of Stoke-on-Trent. This series celebrates the majesty of Eurasian carnivores whilst highlighting their demise through wildlife crime.
Faith Bebbington has been a professional artist since 1994, with a studio base in Liverpool. She creates magnificent sculptures and was the artist behind the incredible recycled Veolia tiger. Made out of over 300 recycled milk bottles, over 400 hours were spent washing, cutting, colouring and attaching the plastic tiger 'fur' to create the 2.5 metre long sculpture. It truly is tigerrific!
Kate is an extremely talented illustrator who worked with us during tiger tracks to draw people pulling tiger expressions. Kate studied Zoology at university and believes this has influenced her art. “There are so many similarities between animals and humans – in our expressions, feelings and how we behave – and I hope these animal instincts come through in my illustrations.”
A self-taught artist from Norfolk, Chris now lives in Surrey. Shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year awards for three consecutive years, and Highly Commended by the panel of expert judges, his reputation continues to grow internationally, selling to collectors worldwide. He has been one of the top-selling artists at London’s annual Animal Art Fair since 2011.
Bellerby and Co
Peter Bellerby is an artisan globemaker and the owner of Bellerby and Co - a small studio of craftsmen and artists in North London. Peter and his team have created hundreds of some of the most sought after globes on the planet, each one meticulously handcrafted. Bellerby and Co generously makde and donated one of their incredible globes, illustrated by Chiara Lisa Perano. It was a truly a unique and wonderful piece.
Originally from Singapore, Cassandra Yap is an illustrator and art director based in London. Her work often explores the juxtaposition between dark and beautiful subjects to create the surreal. Her photomontage halftone style illustrations are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge. She has collaborated with photographer Jez Tozer for a fashion story in Wonderland Magazine, and commissions include British Jeweller Bobby White London, Moussy and Lui's Menswear Tokyo, and most recently, a series of screen prints for Dalston Superstore’s Dalston Screentests show.
Chapter's pop-gothic style of art can be seen at London's Westbank gallery, Urban In Ibiza, Urban Spaces Hotel Ibiza and on the walls of collectors such as Fatboy Slim. He has contributed to Pacha magazine and sold art at the Smile Britannia Auction at the Houses Of Parliament. He also creates designs for his own Chapter fashion label producing silk scarves, women's wear and t-shirts. London born and bred, he now resides in Ibiza.
Chiara Lisa Perano
Founder of Lamplighter London, Chiara Lisa Perano is an illustrator and designer by trade, and a self-taught modern calligrapher. Her style is evocative, whimsical and unique. Working on bespoke design commissions, luxury event artwork and artist collaborations, Lamplighter London has seen a wealth of industry praise, appealing to creative, discerning and celebrity clientele. Chiara's artwork for Save Wild Tigers was an illustrative collaboration with esteemed globemaker Peter Bellerby.
Having left the fashion industry, Gjoen brings a touch of punk- sensibility to the art tradition. Working to shed new light on past treasures, Magnus' prints alter the relationships between the viewer and the preconceived notions of objects; something which is ostensibly powerful and destructive is transfigured into beautiful and fragile objects of art, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself. Taking inspiration from the street and pop art and juxtaposing it with fine art, Magnus creates new and modern takes on old masterpieces, questioning the correlation between religion, war beauty, destruction and art.
London-based artist Mark Powell reuses old envelopes as canvases to produce incredible drawings. His sketches are made using only a Biro pen, and they often incorporate original stamps and postage marks. By recycling the envelopes, he is in some way preserving a bit of history and the tales behind the sender. He says this is why his work, which is primarily portraiture, focuses on older characters that appear to tell their own stories from the very creases and wrinkles of their faces. Powell’s portraits are amusing in the way they incorporate the lines and postage stamps of the envelopes into the wrinkles and shading of each distinct face. Each portrait becomes as much about the canvas as it is about the person depicted, adding another layer to examine as the viewer gets lost in the eyes of the subject.
Mikey Brain is a London-based visual artist, abstract painter and illustrator. As an abstract painter his work is planned yet spontaneous, combining the contrived and impromptu, developing through experimentation. Mikey’s Illustration and figurative work blends conventional character and figurative techniques with slight abstract tweaks, often referencing different eras, tribes, races, religions and cultures within the same piece of work. Exhibiting in London, Leeds, Ibiza and Birmingham he has participated in live art battles, illustrated for various record labels, provided live art experiences for festivals, events and live music shows and has created a bespoke hotel room in Ibiza.
Clara Bacou’s playful illustrations are inspired by narrative and its expansive potential in the everyday world around her. Her character design, portraiture and graphic novels explore themes of the human psyche zanily through bright colour and anthropomorphism. Clara’s illustrations have been selected for shows in Toronto, Budapest, Florence and London. She has worked as a young curator for Tate’s official youth collective and as an illustration assistant for Edge Design and Lauren Baker. She is now working as a silkscreen and sign painting apprentice for designer Matthew McGuinness. Clara is currently studying graphic design.
Laura is a professional and ‘listed’ artist having sold at Christie’s and Bonham auction houses. Her work is diverse, from portrait sculptures to steel structures for public places. Laura is passionate about wildlife and likes to help raise money for charity through auctioning her art. Collectors include Bernie Ecclestone, Rachel Hunter and Dermot Desmond.
Pampa Louzao is an artist born in Buenos Aires, who works mainly in monochrome drawings. His large works are made in black ink (ballpoint pen), but also he includes colour into smaller pieces. Invaded by the surreal essence, his work is full of etheric ideology and theories relating to the evolution of Planet Earth into light. In his drawings and paintings, several factors are intertwined and interrelated as animals, humans, nature, architecture and geometry, achieving a certain kind of balance. At this time he is completely devoted to his personal work entitled indigo and also struggles to raise consciousness of people through his work.
Born in India in 1987, Rohan holds a degree in Fashion and Industrial Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. The focus of his work is to create a disturbing experience that moves from aesthetics to moral reflexion. His work has received critical acclaim for its craftsmanship and for its socially informed, relevant and responsive nature. Rohan's new project 'Endangered' aims to inform the issue of extinction of critical endangered species. Its an issue that effects him personally as an artist and a citizen.
Shannon Rose Lane
Shannon Rose Lane’s sickly sweet sculptures investigate the human psychology behind blind consumerism of synthetic and artificial substances. Her sculpture’s carry an infantile presence, which is juxtaposed with the sinister reality of the corporate world. Using a variety of dimensions, including smell and taste, Shannon toys with the viewer’s experience with her artwork both mentally and physically. Sugar – coated irony questions if ignorance really is bliss in the modern day.
With a Bachelors degree in graphic design and a masters in Fine Art, Ben has a unique creative talent drawing and creating art pieces with electrical tape; an unusual medium, but one which produces fantastic and original art work! Ben worked with us during tiger tracks to create tiger works of art in the station.
Claudia was a finalist for the BBC 2012 Wildlife artist of year award and it is this painting that has been used to create the incredible 'Nightwatch' FieldCandy Tiger Tent. Visit our 'shop' page to see the stunning masterpiece!
Steve Winter (USA)
He is one of the biggest names in Tiger and other big cat photography, so needs no introduction. He and his wife Sharon Guynup launched award winning book “Tigers Forever”. Steve’s images feature in loads of National Geographic works and is very well known across Asia. Additionally, he is regularly interviewed on CNN, BBC, and 60 minutes and recently won the BBC wildlife photojournalist award.
Michael Nick Nicols (USA)
Michael “Nick” Nichols, a native of Alabama, is an award-winning photographer whose work has taken him to the most remote corners of the world. He became a staff photographer for the National Geographic magazine in 1996 and was named Editor-at-Large in January 2008. From 1982 to 1995 he was a member of Magnum Photos, the prestigious cooperative founded by Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa. Michael has photographed 26 stories for National Geographic magazine, most recently “The Short Happy Life of a Serengeti Lion” (NGM August 2013), breaking new ground in photographing the king of the beast using infrared, a robot controlled mini-tank for eye-level views, and a tiny, camera carrying electric helicopter. LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph featured this story at its 2013 Festival; and was also featured at The Visa Pour L’Image festival in Perpignan, France at its 25th Anniversary 2013 festival. The December 2012 cover story of National Geographic magazine, “The World’s Largest Trees,” featured a 5-page foldout of a Giant Sequoia built from 126 images. The image of the 247 feet tall, 3,200-year-old tree was made during a California blizzard. This built upon the technique used in “Redwoods: The Super Trees” (NGM October 2009), where Nichols broke new ground in photography of the world’s tallest trees by using these innovative rigging techniques to create an 84-image composite of a 300-foot-tall, 1,500-year-old redwood tree. Nick recently returned from Yellowstone where he and Reba embedded in the national park for 18 months for an entire issue of National Geographic Magazine that will be published in the spring of 2016. This will be his last essay.
Anup Shah (India)
Anup received the National Geographic call that most photographers dream of for his first assignment for the magazine in 2003. This was followed by seven more assignments and then the publication of 4 photography driven books (Tales from Gombe, Circle of Life, African Odyssey, and Serengeti Spy) for the New York art publisher, Abrams. He has carried out numerous photographic assignments for National Geographic.Anup was featured in The World’s Top Wildlife Photographers book (Rotovision 2004) and in Horzu magazine (February 2010) as one of the five best wildlife photographers in the world. He is also one of the 10 ‘Masters’ featured in the book Masters of Nature Photography (Natural History Museum September 2013).In the past, Anup has exhibited (solo) at venues such as Visa Pour L’Image and (group) The Natural History Museum, London. More recently, in 2016, he had solo exhibitions at Umbria World Festival, Italy, Konica-Minolta Gallery, Tokyo and Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa.
Suzi Eszterhas (USA)
Her photos published in over 100 cover shots and feature stories across the world, including TIME, GEO. She has won numerous awards around the world and has 9 books in print with another 4 currently in progress.
Steve Bloom (USA)
Steve Bloom was born in South Africa but currently resides in the UK. Winning numerous international awards for his work, including The Power of Photography Award, The Golden Eye of Russia, and Lucie Awards. Bloom’s photography is also frequently featured in magazine publishers such as: Life, Time, Terre Sauvage, National Geographic, Geo, Airone, and Geographic, as well as many photographic publications. His own books have been published internationally in over seventy editions. He has had a number of exhibitions, both current and in the planning stage, including large outdoor exhibitions in city centres. The free outdoor exhibitions, promoting environmental issues, are major events staged in conjunction with city authorities, and attract visitor numbers in the millions.
Andy Rouse (UK)
In a nutshell he's a 50 year old leading British professional wildlife photographer, well known internationally for his Tiger work. He has won over 20 major international awards, made people suffer watching him on various TV shows, is a proud Canon Explorer, and runs the FotoBuzz online community. He has long championed the plight of wild tigers and mountain gorillas, self-published two fundraising and awareness raising books on both species. Andy is an Ambassador for 21st Century Tiger , has donated images to various conservation bodies including “Save Wild Tigers” worldwide and allowed his images to be a voice for species that cannot speak for themselves.
Theo Allofs (Germany/USA)
Theo Allofs has been a full time professional photographer for the past 30 years. In 1995 he started to specialize in wildlife and nature photography with a strong focus on endangered animals and threatened habitats. His work has been published in all major natural history and other renowned magazines and newspapers around the world including National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian, Time Magazine, New York Times, Newsweek, GEO, and American Photo. His images have appeared on over one hundred book and magazine covers and he was the sole photographer for dozens of calendars. He is author/photographer of seven books including coffee table books about the Yukon, Namibia, Australia and the Pantanal. "Pantanal - South America's Wetland Jewel" was voted by Discover Magazine as one of the ten best scientific oriented books of the year. During his career Theo has won numerous international awards, amongst them 11 awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
Thorsten Milse (Germany)
German-born Thorsten Milse is a professional nature and wildlife photographer with over a 20 year career under his belt. Milse has travelled all over the world capturing a variety of animals in their habitats such as: polar bears, penguins, lions, elephants and koala bears and of course the tiger. Milse has published several successful photography books, with his other photographs published globally and feature in a number of magazines. Milse is also an official Canon ambassador.
Toshiji Fukuda (Japan)
Winner prestigious London Natural history museum.Toshiji has been taking pictures of wildlife in the Far East of Russia since 1990.Every year he spends up to 150 days in this remote region photographing the rare and threatened animals. In particular, the highly endangered Amur Tiger and the Amur Leopard.He has been working with the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1991 and is honorary member of the Academy’s Far East branch and their institute of Marine Biology.He’s a leading member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society, and in 2013 held a major solo exhibition at the Russian Academy of Sciences Zoological Institute in St. Petersburg.More recently he was also the winner of the prestigious 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Gerald Durrell award for endangered species.
Nick Garbutt (UK)
Nick studied zoology and moved onto photography. Nick is an award-winning wildlife photographer and author who has a passionate concern for biodiversity and the fragile environment we inhabit.While his background is in zoology, Nick realised early in his career that the academic route was too constraining, and he subsequently found the avenues of photography and popular natural history writing provided the freedom he wanted to indulge in and express his interests in the natural world. Nick’s travels have taken him from the Poles to the Tropics and he has photographed wildlife as many of the worlds iconic and less glamorous and unusual locations. His images appear in high quality publications globally, while his own books that combine his photography, writing and illustration have received wide critical acclaim. In 2000, Nick was the winner of the prestigious Gerald Durrell Award for Endangered Wildlife in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year competition and in 1996 won the Urban and Garden Wildlife category in the same competition. Nick regularly contributes articles and photographs to a wide range of magazines such as National Geographic, Terra Mater, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and Outdoor Photography.
Elliott Neep (UK)
An amazing photographer and passionate conservationist, who won a specially commended award in the renowned Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition with two leaping Bengal tigers. Early in 2002, Elliott took up the vocation in photography and dedicated his first four years to photographing the Royal Bengal tiger. In 2005, Elliott turned full-time professional with awards, worldwide publishing, and contracts with Getty Images and PhotoLibrary following soon after. Over a decade later and Elliott continues to travel throughout the world as a photographer and guide with key portfolios in India, East Africa, the High-Arctic, and British wildlife. Elliott is a keen support of the Environmental Investigations Agency (EIA) and provides the EIA with free and unlimited access to his images.
Vladimir Medvedev (Russia)
Russian photographer Vladimir Medvedev is the seven-time finalist and winner of the international photo contest "Golden Turtle". Furthermore, Medvedev is the author of "World of Wild Nature. Amazing Mongolia ", which won in 2011 at the ASKI contest" The Best Books of the Year "and received the UNESCO Diploma" For Contribution to the Dialogue of Cultures ". Moreover, he is the chairman of the interregional public organization "Union of Photographers of Wild Nature".
Tony Heald (UK)
Tony has been photographing wildlife professionally for more than 20 years.
He has won numerous awards which have included being a category winner in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He has been on the judging panel of that competition twice as well as other international salons.His work is published in a wide range of media; the many magazines that have shown his work include National Geographic, Africa Geographic, Smithsonian and BBC Wildlife Magazine. He has travelled around the world but Sub-Saharan Africa is his first love and the main source of his work.Conservation is now a major motivation for him and he supports several conservation movements, including this exhibition for “Save Wild Tigers”.
Anish Andheria (India)
A wildlife photographer of repute, he has photographed some of the most remote wildlife reserves of India. His love affair with the camera began in 1994 and continued to be fired by his awe and passion for nature. His collection of over 300,000 images serves as a veritable archival record of the wildlife and wilderness of India. His images have been widely used in national and international publications.He has co-authored two books on Indian wildlife and has contributed to several other books and publications, including scientific papers. He is a Trustee of the ‘Conservation Wildlands Trust’ and ‘The Climate Reality Project India’. He is also on the advisory board for Nature’s Jamboree, an organisation started to promote traditional art forms and artisans. A natural communicator, he is one of India’s leading inspirational speakers, and has introduced thousands of young people to the joys of nature and the rationale for nature conservation. In his view, photography is a conservation tool that has the power to motivate people to rise in defence of the vanishing wilds. He likes to capture landscapes and animals in the raw, while revealing his own deep reverence for the natural world. He believes that the marriage of science, conservation and aesthetics is important to engage people in the race to protect the remaining wilderness of planet Earth.
Mike Birkhead (UK)
After studying zoology at Oxford, Mike Birkhead stumbled into TV years at London Weekend Television he moved on to create his own company whilst at the same time still filming and 30 years later Birkhead has numerous programmes under his belt including: Land of the Tiger, Tiger Crisis, Battle to Save the Tiger, Echo an Unforgettable Elephant, Siberian Tiger Quest, Wild Sri Lanka, Attenborough's Big Bird
Chris Brunskill (UK)
Chris Brunskill is a professional photographer who has been photographing wild tigers in Ranthambhore National Park for the last twenty years.His work has been published worldwide in leading natural history magazines and books and, tigers aside, he has photographed all of the big cats in the wild during his career.
Vladimir Cech (Czech Republic)
Vladimír Čech Jr. has never attended a formal photography course. Instead, he learnt his skill by borrowing his father’s camera, teaching himself via experimentation, trial, and error. In 2013 Čech visited India and had the opportunity to fulfil his dream of capturing an animal whose “natural beauty can´t be described simply with words”. Čech deems the tiger to be the catalyst for his love of nature and animals, with a particular photographic passion for feline predators. Čech’s extensive portfolio of big cats has resulted in both respect and prestige in his home country the Czech Republic, resulting in awards and the extensive publication of his work. Most recently, Čech has been working in the forests of the Czech Republic photographing Eurasian lynx’s, whilst also capturing stunning images of rare snow leopards in the Mongolian mountain region. Čech often works closely with non-governmental organisations and various conservation organizations, who in turn proudly support his work.
Iain Green (UK)
Ian is a fantastic professional wildlife photographer. His tiger images are timeless and capture tigers in their natural world, doing all the wonderful things that tigers do.Iain Green has worked as a professional natural history photographer and author for 21 years. Evident by his three books - Wild Tigers of Bandhavgarh, Tiger Jungle and Wild London.e Iain's work is a contrast between a ten year study of wild tigers in India and the wildlife on our doorsteps. Iain also leads a large number of photography courses for a variety of wildlife NGOS, including The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, PTES, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts. Alongside his professional photography Iain runs Wildlife Wonder, an award winning social enterprise engaging schools and community groups with the nature on their doorstep through photography. Working with 10,000+ children a year, in schools across the UK, Iain use creativity, photography and discovery to encourage exploration and enjoyment of the natural world.
Robin Hamilton (UK)
Natural history was one of Robin’s earliest interests and his first attempts at photographing wildlife began with a trip to India in 1980. On subsequent trips, Robin visited Sariska, Bharatpur, the Corbett Tiger Reserve, and Ranthambore, where he experienced the thrill of tracking and sighting tigers. In Ranthambore Robin had some wonderful tiger sightings, but he also became aware of how the wild tiger population can be hit so hard and quickly by poaching, and yet, given better protection, they can also bounce back. Recently, Robin has spent most of his time in Kanha’s beautiful Sal forest but has witnessed the decline in tiger numbers. Robin believes that the local population must be taken into consideration in order to conserve wildlife; he believes the tiger can only survive if the local population also has a future and can benefit from conservation. Over the years Robin has donated his photos to the EIA who work to stop the illegal wildlife trade of tiger parts and skin.
Roger Hooper (UK)
Roger Hooper is a photographer who is passionate about wildlife and the environment. He has photographed many extraordinary aspects of our planet and sees photography as a way of informing others of the frailty of the world around us. Roger’s photographs have featured in several WWF productions, in his books ‘Dotted Plains’, ‘Spotted Game’, ‘Art in the Wild’ and ‘Focus on the Wild’, and in a number of public and private collections.He has photographed tigers in India at the National Parks of Pench, Kanha, and Badavgarh and is passionate about their conservation.Roger has been a great supporter of Save Wild Tigers from the beginning and has been instrumental in setting up this photographic exhibition.
Paul Hilton (Hong Kong/Austrailia)
Also has bases in Sydney and Bali. Worldwide reputation not only as wildlife photographer but one of the leading photojournalists covering this sector. Pauls journalistic shots will help tell the story of issues impacting upon wild tigers in this exhibition.
E. A. Kattapan (India)
Kuttapan came to Bandhavgarh National Park as a young boy and today at 55, he is one of India’s finest tiger trackers. Mahouts have the opportunities to see the realities of Indian wildlife first hand in Kuttapan’s case, most such events were recorded on film, therefore making him one of India’s most talented wildlife photographers. Kuttapan was the head mahout of Bandhavgarh but is now tasked with anti-poaching and habitat management and sadly no longer takes photos.
Misha Masek (Canada)
Misha used to live in Malaysia. Two of her tiger shots were auctioned at Save Wild Tigers Majestic Tiger gala dinner in KL. Misha is an avid traveller, adventurous risk-taker, naturalistic observer, wildlife enthusiast and passionate artist. Misha is an internationally recognized award-winning photographer with numerous sold out exhibitions in Canada, Europe and Asia. She recently received an honourable mention in 3 categories at the International Photographer of the Year Awards. Misha has also been active with International conservation initiatives such as Save Wild Tigers, Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary, and Artbound, Photographers without Borders, Creative Deeds, Special Children Society of Ampang and Good Shepherd.
Latika Nath (India)
Latika is a wildlife biologist with a doctorate on tiger conservation from the University of Oxford. The first Indian Woman with a doctorate on tigers she was given the title of “The Tiger Princess of India” by National Geographic. She has been working on big cat conservation for over 27 years now, focusing on the species of the Indian Sub-continent. She established the Singinawa Jungle Lodge and foundation and lived and worked in Central India for over two decades. She has consulted for several international organizations on Human-Wildlife conflict issues and has worked for the conservation of species including tigers, the Asian Elephant, The Gangetic Dolphin, Wild Buffaloes and high-altitude Himalayan Species. A keen photographer, she has recently published a book titled “Hidden India” that focuses on the species of the Indian Sub-Continent.
Beiju Patil (India)
Been pursuing his passion for over 15 years across India. He has been awarded the RBS – Sanctuary award for the Best Wildlife Photographer – 2010, Cannon Photographer of the year, Wild Maharastra Photographer of the Year, WWF, Picasso and many more nation and International Awards. Additionally, 1st prize winner in the Wildlife Photographer Awards category of the Sanctuary – RBS Wildlife.
Bjorn Persson (Sweden)
Björn Persson is an internationally renowned wildlife photographer from Helsingborg, Sweden. He has spent many years travelling around the world in search of adventure and spectacular images. Several of his photographs have won prestigious awards in international photography competitions, and his work can be seen in galleries throughout the world. Apart from photography, Björn is committed to documenting and raising awareness to the threatened species situation. His passion for wildlife was born when he trained in field care and worked with anti-poaching in South Africa. That’s when he discovered what a critical state the wildlife is in. Since then, Björn has used his photography as a weapon against wildlife poaching and donated substantial amounts towards wildlife conservation. This year he will have exhibitions in New York, Stockholm and Cape Town, and release his new photography book The Real Owners of the Planet.
Aditya "Dicky" Singh (India)
Without doubt “Dicky Singh” is one of India’s most celebrated wildlife photographers and conservationists. Stunning track record of conservation work for tigers and stunning photos to match.
Shivaram Subramaniam (India)
Always been an avid nature lover, a keen traveller and a wildlife photographer. Leaving the corporate world he decided to follow his heart and gave up his full time profession in 2012 and took up photography full time. Shivaram has made more than 100 wildlife trips focussing on photography over the past six years. During his travel he studies in depth the various issues faced by the local communities and the national parks and tiger reserves. “I hope I can pay back nature for all the joy it gives me through raising awareness via my photography and indeed getting involved in conservation efforts”.
Kim Sullivan (USA)
Kim has been a professional wildlife photographer since 1999. She is known for her passionate pursuit of wild places and her commitment to portray wild animals fairly without diminishing their intrinsic simplicity and beauty. The way she captures a moment in the life of an animal is truly magical and compels people to get more involved in conservation and making our world a better place. Kim favours shooting at eye level, which allows her to enter the life of the wild animal—to observe and authentically portray their natural behaviour. This openness is rarely found in today's nature photography. "Nothing lives in the moment like a wild animal," Kim says. "They are truly present in every moment—a lesson for us all. It is a privilege and a gift to be around them and to learn from them and ultimately to be able to share their life, dynamic, and beauty with others."
Jami Tarris (USA)
Jami Tarris has been photographing wildlife for over 20 years. Conservation issues are the primary focus of her projects today and she travels the world documenting fragile environments and endangered species. Jami is an award-winning photographer and has been published in books, newspapers and magazines with notable publications in National Geographic, Africa Geographic, BBC wildlife, Outside Magazine, and more.
Satyendra Tiwari (India)
Satyendra Kumar Tiwari first came to Bandhavgarh in 1982 and as his interest grew in wildlife he soon resigned and became a Wildlife Tour Guide and Naturalist across India and Nepal. Satyendra Tiwari is a keen and accomplish wildlife photographer who has published books and has been featured in magazines both in India and Internationally. His photograph of a tiger cub has appeared on the front cover of the BBC Wildlife Magazine in May 2004.
Michael Vickers (UK)
Michael Vickers is an internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer and conservationist who has a particular passion for tigers and travels regularly to India to photograph and search for them in their natural environment. Some of Michael’s photographs have appeared in the BBC Wildlife Magazine and in literature produced by The Born Free Foundation, Care for the Wild International, the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and The Environmental Investigation Agency.
Theo Webb (UK)
Theo Webb has always had a love and fascination with tigers stating that “something about their almost impossible beauty and their secretive world captivated me and led me to a deep love of India and its jungles.” Webb first travelled to India in 2008 where he saw his first tiger in Ranthambore National Park. Since then, Webb has repeatedly travelled to India, from the Himalayan foothills to the forests of the Western Ghats. Spending the last five years directing BBC documentaries in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and most recently following a family of tigers from the first weeks of new cubs, to their departure from their mother. Webb has had the extraordinary opportunity to document the young lives of tiger cubs growing up in modern India and the perils that they face.