Forsaken Africa is a collection of stunning images capturing the wildlife and life in the African wilderness.
Christian's powerful photographic images portray the exceptional beauty of the African continent, its land and animals emphasising the fragile relationship between the two, whilst importantly focusing on their resilience. Immersed in the vision of Christian's work, one has the feeling that time has ceased to matter and that somehow there is comfort in desolation. Amongst the works exhibited, elephants are prominent; we have invaded their natural habitat, desecrated their world, polluted their water and air, genetically modified their grass and taken photos of them to remember, in case they become extinct before us. We know not whether the magnificent elephants in his images will still be roaming Africa for future generations? This in itself makes Christian's images iconic. Most of the photos are printed on Hahenemule German Etching archival fine art paper. They are then carefully mounted on aliminum substrate and framed floating in a stunning handmade box protected by non-reflective glass. Editions are no larger than 18 for images. A select few images are printed on metallic paper and mounted using the Diasec (r) process un-framed and ready to hang.
About Christian Ghammachi
Christian Ghammachi was born in Lebanon and lived in Europe, the Middle East, as well as South Africa. his passion for photography spans over more than two decades and he has published an award wining photography book titled "19 Years Later". In 2013, Christian made the decision of a lifetime – give up his career in corporate law, to pursue his passion for photography full time. Following his desire to capture the resilience of Africa, he drove across all of Namibia, and then travelled through South Africa by motorbike on a quest for images. He then embarked on his biggest adventure, titled Two Wheels Across, during which he travelled alone, by motorbike, across the length of Africa, from Cape Town to Dubai, as a continuation in his quest for the ultimate African photographs.