Tim Flach

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Tim Flach
Nationality British
Education Central St. Martin's
Occupation photography
Website timflach.com (requires Flash)

Tim Flach is a British photographer who specialises in studio photography of animals. He has published several books of photographs.


Flach was born in London, where he works and lives with his wife and son.[1][2]


Flach works in a studio in Shoreditch, in the East End of London. Many of his photographs are of captive animals and are taken under highly controlled conditions with the help of a large support team.[3]:155[4] For his book Endangered, published in 2017, he also photographed some wild animals in their natural habitat.[5]

Flach is known for his use of the principles of human portraiture to engage with debates on anthropocentrism.[6]

His work has been commissioned and featured by publications such as National Geographic,[7] Creative Review,[8] The New York Times,[9] The Guardian[10] and The New Scientist.[11] He has lectured at universities worldwide,[12] as well as at institutions such as the Zoological Society of London[13] and the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.[14] He has released five books to date: Equus (2008), Dogs: Gods (2010), More than Human (2012), Evolution (2013) and Endangered (2017).



  1. ^ "Tim Flach". Heist. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  2. ^ milan (29 January 2016). "Tim Flach - Photographer Magazine". Photographer Magazine. Retrieved 19 August 2018. 
  3. ^ Cheryce Kramer (2005). Digital Beasts as Visual Esperanto: Getty Images and the Colonization of Sight. In: Lorraine Daston, Gregg Mitman (editors), Thinking with Animals: New Perspectives on Anthropomorphism. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231130387. Pages 137–171.
  4. ^ May-Ying Lam (4 September 2014) Photographer Tim Flach’s latest work aims to offer a guide to the animal kingdom. Washington Post. Archived 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ Katharina Kropshofer (23 October 2017). Tim Flach's endangered species – in pictures. The Guardian. Accessed August 2018.
  6. ^ Sim, David (30 December 2015). "Tim Flach: Expressive animal portraits go on show at Retina Photography Festival in Edinburgh". International Business Times UK. Retrieved 20 August 2018. 
  7. ^ Berlin, Jeremy (10 October 2017). "Horses Make Facial Expressions Just Like Humans". Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  8. ^ Lucas, Gavin (20 October 2010). "Tim Flach's Dogs - Creative Review". Creative Review. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  9. ^ Richardson, Whitney (1 April 2014). "An Evolving View of Animals". Lens Blog. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  10. ^ Kropshofer, Katharina (23 October 2017). "Tim Flach's endangered species – in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  11. ^ Hamzelou, Jessica (25 October 2017). "Pied tamarin doesn't look too happy about its extreme close-up". New Scientist. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  12. ^ "BIPP Blog - Tim Flach FBIPP - UK Tour for BIPP!". Bipp.com. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Endangered: Species behind the lens". Zoological Society of London (ZSL). 26 October 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 
  14. ^ D'Allesandro, Maria Michela (1 June 2017). "Four cultural events you should attend at this year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum". Prospekt Magazine. Retrieved 17 August 2018. 

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