Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

In 2004, Sebastião began the Genesis project, aimed at presenting the unblemished face of nature and humanity. Genesis consists of a series of landscape and wildlife photographs, as well as photographs of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures, shot across 32 countries, over an eight year period.

This body of work was conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature, raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change.

The exhibition is divided into five geographical regions: Sanctuaries, Planet South, Africa, Amazonia and Pantanal, and Northern Spaces. Together, the images form a stunning mosaic of nature in unspoiled grandeur. Through these photographs, Salgado pays homage to a fragile planet he believes we must all protect.

Sebastião Salgado’s photographic exhibition Genesis is designed and curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, the exhibition includes 200 epic black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples that celebrate the majesty of nature and examine the balance of human relationships with our fragile planet.

Salgado’s quest to capture nature in its original state began in 2004. During his travels across the globe, he documented arctic and desert landscapes, tropical rainforests, marine and other wildlife, and communities still living according to ancestral traditions.

Accompanying the exhibition is an equally amazing book published by Taschen. For the collector, there are bigger, limited edition volumes, with photographic prints.

Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000).

©Sebastião Salgado
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