Marie Wilkinson and Cyril Christo work together documenting relationships between indigenous people and natural world. Their primary focus has been on Africa.
Their photography books include Lost Africa: The Eyes of Origin (Assouline, Paris, New York 2004) exploring ecological and man-made challenges facing tribes from Ethiopia to Namibia, Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant, prologue by Dame Daphne Sheldrick (Merrell, London 2009), a testament to the African elephant, and In Predatory Light: In Search of Lions, Tigers and Polar Bears (Merrell, London 2013) a dedication to three endangered bioregions – the Arctic, African savannah and forests of India, iconic keystone species and the place they hold in indigenous imagination.
Their interest and concerns for the elephant have evolved over the subsequent years as the poaching situation has escalated. This long-term relationship to Africa magnifies the urgency of the struggle and presents a singular lens throughout their journey.