Sebastião Salgado’s photographic exhibition’s world premier Genesis has started at London’s Natural History Museum. The balance of human relationships and majesty of nature with this fragile planet are invented through more than two hundred magnificent black and white snaps by this world renowned photographer.
The culmination of his photographic work, ‘Sebastião Salgado: Genesis’ exhibit draws together pictures of wildlife and landscapes, along with depictions of human communities which goes on to live in accordance with the old culture and traditions. The exhibit builds on Museum’s reputation as the home of the world’s best photography exhibitor.
speaking about this new photography exhibit, Salgado told that this has been one of his longest photographic adventures – 8 years exploring, researching as well as celebrating the unspoiled legacy of nature. He has journeyed through thirty two nations re-discover the oceans, mountains and deserts; the animals as well as the people that have escaped the imprint of modern society till now.
He added that this is a pictorial depiction of the lives and lands of a still pristine world. Genesis exhibit also speaks to this age by sketching the magnificent beauty of a lost world which somehow survives. It says that this is what is in peril and this the thing that we must save.
Genesis is Salgado’s 3rd long term examination of recent global issues, after his previous well known collections Workers and Migrations. He has received numerous major photographic awards in recognition of his photography accomplishments. Recently, he has received Gold Medal Award for Photography from New York’s National Arts Club.
Three photos clicked by Vietnamese photographers in their country have been selected as finalists among forty seven others for Smithsonian magazine photo competition. The three photographs are ‘People Harvesting Salt at Sunset’ clicked by Hoang Giang Hai of Hanoi, ‘Alternating Rice Plots in the Bac Son Valley’ taken by Hai Thinh Hoang, who is also from Hanoi and ‘Rice Terraces Close to Harvest Season’ clicked by Vo Anh Kiet of Ho Chi Minh City.
The first photograph, showing the hardship of diligent lady working the salt fields. The snap was taken in August 2012 in Ninh Hoa District which is in Khanh Hoa, the central coastal province. The second picture, a click of an early fog over the yellow rice paddy in Bac Son in Lang Son, the northern upland province.The photographer took the picture after he reached a 617 meters altitude after climbing up a mountain for 2 hours on 15th July 2012.
The third picture, depicting rolling rice terraces which are almost ready for harvesting in Mu Cang Chay in Yen Ba, the northern upland province. The photographers were among the several photographers who were there to click a picture of the life cycle of the grain in September 2012.
All these pictures have been grouped under ‘travel’ category which comprises of ten best pictures elected by US Smithsonian magazine’s editor. They selected the ten best pictures from 37600 pictures from 112 countries.
The well known wildlife photography course is coming back to Lough Neagh Discovery Centre. Danny Gibson, a Semi-professional photographer, will host the 2nd of his series of 4 courses. The 2 day course will take place on Friday, 25th January, and Saturday, 26th January , from 10 am to 4 pm and it is open to all ability expertise and levels.
Danny Gibson is a full time member of AWFN (Amateur Wildlife Filmmakers Network) and also a Craigavon Borough Council employee. He has been clicking wildlife pictures in his spare time for 3 years with a long portfolio that specializes in outdoor and wildlife photography.
His eapertness has already been called upon by the in both radio and television with Danny Gibson featuring on BBC’s ‘Wild Week Live’ show and BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Your Place and Mine’ program and having his snaps printed in different publications and calendars. The photography course will be first based at covering photographic theory, sample shots, field craft, techniques and equipment. the 2nd day will be outdoor and that will be based on working from natural cover and hides on the nature covering macro photography of fungi as well as taking pictures of bird species.
The whole program will cost £ 120 each person and it would offer all the important techniques and information required to get started in capturing the pictures of wildlife. Participants are told to bring their own equipments for photography and perfect outdoor clothings. To know more about the whole course, then contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.