Mark Shand, Founder of Elephant Family
“Following my father’s extraordinary travels, he decided to make it his life’s mission to protect the Asian elephant and did so tirelessly in the most artistic and original ways.
Following his death in 2014 I inherited many of the photographs from his travels, and his cabinet of curiosities, and I looked for ways to understand and honour his exceptional life.
My father collaborated with many artists in order to draw attention to the need to save the Asian elephant and their habitat. I have decided to do this, together with my co-curator, Harry Miller-Stirling, to benefit his life’s mission, which is carried on through his charity the Elephant Family.”
Ayesha Shand, Mark Shand's daughter.