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Property Sold to Benefit Instituto Terra

Michel Ghatan

The Snows of Kilimanjaro II Amboseli Kenya

Lot Closed

October 3, 07:14 PM GMT


8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details


Property Sold to Benefit Instituto Terra

Michel Ghatan

B. 1975

The Snows of Kilimanjaro II (Amboseli, Kenya)


mural-sized archival pigment print, framed, 2021, one from an edition 5

sheet: 60 by 90 in. (152.4 by 228.6 cm.)

frame: 63 by 93 in. (160 by 230 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist

Since first travelling to Tanzania in 2010, Michel Ghatan has photographed the East African wildlife encountered in Tanzania, Botswana and Kenya. He uses local tribesmen including Maasai, Kikuyu and Samburu warriors as trackers, often on walking safaris – the purest method of meeting and photographing wild animals. Rather than relying on telephoto lenses and remote controls, Ghatan’s photographs are made on foot with a 35mm lens, often taken as close as two meters from his subjects.  

The Consignor is donating 100% of the hammer price from the sale of this and other designated artworks, to be sold during Sotheby’s Contemporary Discoveries online sale held from September 23 – October 3, 2022, to Instituto Terra, a not-for-profit Brazilian organization devoted to conservation and reforestation. In addition, in relation to these designated artworks, Sotheby’s will donate 100% of its Overhead Premium to Instituto Terra and its Buyers Premium, after deducting expenses. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible. For more information about Instituto Terra, visit