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Hemingway African Gallery

1050 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10022

(212) 752-5249

An Evening with Brent Stapelkamp

September 28, 2017

Audrey Rosenberg, Jess Jacobs, Givaudan and Hemingway Safaris Invite you to

a fundraising event in support of Brent's initiative, the Soft Foot Alliance


The Studio at St. Ann's Warehouse

45 Water Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

Thursday, September 28th 6:30-9:30 pm

H'orderves by our friends at Craveable Hospitality Group's newest restaurant, SaltBrick Tavern!

Admission: $100 ticket. 100% donation to The Soft Foot Alliance

Space is Limited, Buy Tickets Here!

It is with pleasure and excitement that we invite you to an exclusive fundraising event on September 28th at The Studio at St. Ann's Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn to benefit The Soft Foot Alliance. The initiative is led by Brent Stapelkamp, the researcher who last tracked Cecil the Lion, and his wife, permaculture extraordinaire, Laurie Simpson to improve life for those residing on the boundary of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park by promoting sustainable coexistence with wildlife and the environment.  


The evening will include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an auction, a short documentary screening and a gallery display of Brent Stapelkamp's photography. Brent will speak in person at the event and will be around all evening, along with other special guests. 

Brent Stapelkamp is a wildlife photographer and the researcher who last tracked and collared Cecil the Lion. Brent has studied lions in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe for over nine years for Oxford University's Wildlife and Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU).

Laurie and Brent founded The Soft Foot Alliance in 2016 which serves as a platform for the design and implementation of long-term sustainable solutions that promote human-wildlife coexistence. Lion, Hyena, Elephant, Baboon and Honey Badger are the focal species, as they have the greatest impact on the livelihoods of the people who live on the park's boundaries. They have far-reaching ambitions to see and be part of a sustainable way of life whereby we are not just slowing down our impact on the planet but improving it. 


We hope you will join us for this special evening!

The Art of Wildlife Conservation: A Cocktail Reception to Benefit Born Free USA

November 05, 2016

Join us for an evening of wine, fine art, and an auction supporting Born Free USA's global animal protection work. 

November 5, 2016 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm

at Hemingway African Gallery

1050 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10022

Please join us for the Art of Wildlife Conservation exhibition and silent auction at Hemingway African Gallery on Saturday, November 5. Located in the heart of Manhattan at 56th and 2nd, Hemingway African Gallery is the most established and largest wholesale importer of fine African art in New York City. Join us for fine African Art, hors d’oeuvres, wine and cocktails, and a presentation by Born Free CEO Adam Roberts.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Born Free USA and our work on behalf of animals. We thank our friends at Hemingway African Gallery for hosting this special event. They are also donating an additional 20% of their sales that evening to Born Free USA.

RSVP by October 28 at: or

$30 suggested donation

You are welcome to bring guests. 

Cecil the Lion: Brent Stapelkamp at Hemingway Gallery

April 13, 2016

Catered by David Burke at Bloomingdales
Hemingway African Gallery
Manhattan Art and Antique Center
1050 2nd Ave. @55th St. New York, NY 10022

      Cecil’s killing was one of the most publicized events in history. This event is a unique opportunity to hear from Brent Stepelkamp, the researcher who collared Cecil and broke the news about the famous lion’s death at the hands of Walter Palmer.  

      Brent Stapelkamp is a 38 year old Zimbabwean born lion conservationist. He has spent the last decade working on the Hwange Lion research project in Zimbabwe. He and his ten Long Shields team track, dart, collar, and observe the lions in a effort to keep the prides inside the park and away from the local tribal cattle and the hunter’s guns. Brent is fully aware of the potential that hunting can play in the conservation of Africa’s wildlife if it is conducted in a ethical way with all the fees paid  back into conservation. Brent has witnessed first-hand the detrimental effects of hunting on lions. He believes that this species is too rare and sensitive to hunting for that to continue. There is a grand challenge now that falls on our shoulders collectively if we are to save lions and Africa’s wildlife and Brent is ready, willing and very able to play his part in that.
      The hunting industry needs an overhaul if it is to survive in this new social media age. A new level of standards needs to be set and the responsibility for the upkeep of those standards will fall on the hunting clients. If “you” demand them as the clients, the operators will follow.

      Come and listen to Brent’s exciting tails about working on the front-lines of conservation. He will also outline his work up until now including the methods and equipment he uses in his lion work in Hwange. Then join him in a discourse about where we can take lion conservation from here……

Special thank you to

David Burke at Bloomingdales
for their catering donation!

Born Free Event at Hemingway Gallery: An Evening of Art, Refreshments, and Wildlife Conservation

November 07, 2015

Please join us for our second annual Born Free event, The Art of Wildlife Conservation, in New York City on Saturday, November 7. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres; wine and cocktails; a presentation by Adam M. Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA and the Born Free Foundation; fine African art; and a silent auction benefiting Born Free’s global work for wildlife.

Brian Gaisford of Hemingway Gallery and Safaris will also be available to talk about his investigation into the killing of Cecil the Lion.

All proceeds will benefit Born Free USA and their work on behalf of animals. Hemingway Gallery will also donate an additional 20% of our sales that evening to Born Free USA! We also thank Whole Foods Market – Midtown East for sponsoring the food for the event.

Hope to see you there!

Fundraiser for Lola Ya Bonobo

October 17, 2015

  • What: Presentation and Silent Auction

  • Where: Hemingway African Gallery #96-Manhattan Art & Antique Center 1050 2nd Ave. New York, NY 10022

The world’s only bonobo sanctuary, Lola ya Bonobo, rescues and rehabilitates these great apes from the notorious bush meat trade.  Located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lola stands on the front line in the battle to protect bonobos from extinction.

Bonobos, our closest living primate relatives, are female-led and are the most peaceful and amorous of all great apes.

Please join us to hear Lola’s founder, Claudine Andre, share her daring and endearing story of great ape protection and view a segment of the award-winning movie “BONOBOS:  Back to the Wild.”  Claudine is an internationally renowned conservationist and charismatic storyteller.  The London Daily Mail applauds the movie as “The best African wildlife adventure film since ‘Born Free.'”

A silent auction featuring original art and vacation packages will be offered, along with refreshments and snacks.  20% of all sales at Hemingway African Gallery will go to Lola ya Bonobo.   To learn how you can support bonobo conservation, please go

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