The Sebastiao Salgado ‘Genesis’ exhibition at the Natural History Museum is phenomenal! It’s a huge exhibition of his work spanning the globe, including giant prints that are immaculate in detail, well worth seeing if you’re visiting London anytime this summer. A real master photographer capturing an insight into the wildest parts of the world.
Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis
"About 216 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.
Salgado reflects: ‘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.’