Photography exhibition – A. Gallery: David Yarrow
David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He started photography at a very young age, working for the London Times at the age of 20. It was on the day of the World Cup final in Mexico that he took his first famous photo: Diego Maradona holding the World Cup in the middle of the crowd. Thanks to this photograph, he was invited to cover the Olympics and many other sporting events.
Over the past decade, David Yarrow has established himself as an artist, presenting the wild world from new perspectives.
Photographs like “life on earthbegan to attract a growing number of art collectors. His gigantic prints are exhibited in major galleries and museums around the world, and his work regularly fetches record prices at prestigious auctions at Sotheby’s or Christie’s.
In September 2019, Rizzoli published David Yarrow’s second book. The preface to the book was written by world NFL (National Football League) star Tom Brady and the afterword by famous American model Cindy Crawford. All profits from the book are donated to two African wildlife charities, Tusk in the UK and WildAid in the US.
David Yarrow’s reputation in the industry has earned him multiple ambassador roles such as WildArk and the Kevin Richardson Foundation. As Nikon’s European Ambassador, he participated in the launch of their nearly 10-year-awaited new camera. In December 2017, he shot Tag Heuer’s latest campaign “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” starring Cara Delevingne, which can be seen in airports around the world. In January 2019, David was named Global Ambassador for UBS and most recently, in Spring 2020, David was named Global Ambassador for Best Buddies, a leading children’s charity in the United States.
In 2018 and 2019, David’s work raised over $4.5 million for charity. At Art Miami in December 2019, David’s photography “Wolves of Wall Street” broke new records. A print, signed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese, featuring the real Wolves of Wall Street – Jordan Belfort – sold for $200,000. Proceeds went to NGOs supported by DiCaprio.
In early 2020, David was in Australia to photograph the fires that destroyed communities, wildlife and wild lands. Through her striking and poignant images, Yarrow launched the #KoalaComeback campaign to support the rebuilding effort in Australia. By early June, the campaign had raised $1.4 million.
In April 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, David joined the Art For Heroes campaign to raise funds for the NHS (National Health Service). He made a “Our Pride” print with all proceeds going to Heroes. For every print sold, David donated a ‘Our Pride’ print to an NHS employee. The campaign exceeded its initial target of £1million.