Christo and Wilkinson Photography
Christo and Wilkinson Photography has been photographing and interviewing indigenous, place-based people throughout eastern and southern Africa for more than a decade. Wildlife became an integral part of their work as they came to appreciate how such people survived and thrived in a seemingly inhospitable environment. Expanding on years of documentary photography, still images naturally evolved to moving images to give voice to those who might not otherwise be heard.
Christo and Wilkinson Photography created the documentary film “Walking Thunder: Ode to the African Elephant,” which strives to be a poetic, intimate documentary focusing on a remarkable being, the elephant, and underscoring the essential role of “the other,” which the non-human plays in the mind and spiritual ecology of humankind. A child’s eyes and wonder allow us to reconnect with our own childhood awe and respect for the wild while helping to remind us of the legacy we will leave to future generations.