Marie Wilkinson

SFAI Board Chair

Filmmaker, Documentary Photographer, Architect

Marie Wilkinson, in partnership with Cyril Christo, has been working to document relationships between indigenous people and natural world. Their primary focus has been on Africa. 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.

Their photography books include In Predatory Light: In Search of Lions, Tigers and Polar Bears (Merrell, London 2013) a dedication to three endangered bioregions, and Walking Thunder: In the Footsteps of the African Elephant, prologue by Dame Daphne Sheldrick (Merrell, London 2009), a testament to the African elephant.