Sebastião Salgado Genesis

3 April 2013

‘Many of us live in cities, cut off completely from the planet. My wish was to experience living with people with real links to nature… For me to go back to nature was a huge pleasure. I wished to present the planet in my language, photography. And so came Genesis.’ – Sebastião Salgado

About 200 of Sebastião Salgado’s black-and-white documentary photographs are on show in Genesis. They capture some of the furthest and wildest corners of our world, portraying indigenous communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions, and showing rare insights into their lands. 

During the 8 years in which Salgado travelled around the world to produce this collection of images, he often stayed with the people he photographed. The exhibition’s design follows the 5 themes in Genesis: Sanctuaries, Planet South, Africa, Northern Spaces, and Amazonia and Pantanal.

Sebastião Salgado Genesis
Waterhouse Gallery
Natural History Museum
11 April- 8 September 2013

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