Since the ban on the ivory trade in 1989, hundreds of thousands of elephants have been slaughtered and millions of dollars’ worth of illegal ivory traded. Much of this fuels a religious market of worshippers manifesting their devotion through ivory carvings. No ivory-trafficking kingpin has ever been caught. Every piece of ivory bought marks the death of an elephant. Brent worked with a writer for three years collecting the visual evidence for a story for National Geographic.
Image 1: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 24mm f1.4 lens at 24mm; 1/250 sec at f10; ISO 100.
Image 2: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 19mm; 1/250 sec at f5.6; ISO 400.
Image 3: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 20mm; 1/60 sec at f4.5; ISO 1000.
Image 4: Canon EOS 5D Mark II + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 18mm; 1/250 sec at f5; ISO 400.
Image 5: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 16mm; 1/125 sec at f2.8; ISO 1250.
Image 6: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV + 35mm f1.4 lens at 35mm; 1 sec at f20; ISO 400.
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