David Yarrow

David Yarrow was born in Scotland in 1966 and is currently based in London. He began his photographic career recording the world’s greatest sporting events. He was named Young Scottish Photographer of the Year at the age of 20 and covered the World Cup in Mexico for The Times; his photo of footballer Maradona holding the trophy aloft remains an iconic image. Yarrow has since turned his lens on the natural world to capture its harsh and endangered beauty. African imagery is at the heart of the project Encounter, which was exhibited in November 2013 in Hong Kong, New York, and at London’s Saatchi Gallery. He is the author of two photography books: Nowhere (2007), and Encounter (2013) and he was shortlisted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award for 2013. Yarrow’s most recent body of work, “The Kenya Collection,” was launched at the inaugural Christie’s Conservation Lectures in aid of Tusk in April 2014. His photographic travels have given him genuine insights into key environmental and geopolitical issues. This knowledge is put to practical use in his long-term commitment to Tusk, a leading African conservation charity whose Royal Patron is HRH the Duke of Cambridge, for which he is the affiliated photographer. Yarrow continues to travel throughout the world photographing many of the planet’s most remote and beautiful locations.

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