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.