Sebastião Salgado. Genesis



ISBN: 9783836538725 Category:

Lélia Wanick Salgado


Sebastião Salgado’s masterpiece GENESIS is the result of an epic eight-year
expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts, and oceans, the animals and
peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society-the land and life of a still pristine planet.
The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados’ Instituto Terra, is dedicated to
showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and
preserving it for the future.

On over 30 trips-by foot, light aircraft, boats, canoes, and even balloons,
through extreme temperatures and in sometimes dangerous conditions-Salgado has
created a collection of images showing
us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in such intense beauty it takes our
breath away. The reach is truly global. Through Salgado’s lens,
one discovers the animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; the penguins,
sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators
and jaguars; and African lions, leopards, and elephants. We travel over
icebergs in the Antarctic, the volcanoes of Central Africa, the ravines of the
Grand Canyon, and the glaciers of Alaska. We encounter the Stone Age Korowai
people of West Papua, nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan, Nenets and their
reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle, as well as the Mentawai jungle communities
on islands west of Sumatra.

In characteristic monochrome,
Salgado’s painterly notes are perfectly tuned to these sublime scenes,
capturing sweeping aerial panoramas as much as the most intricate details and
textures, from a reptilian skin to the fur coat of the Nenet people of northern
Siberia. The exquisitely reproduced images are arranged not by theme but rather
conceived as a journey around the globe, immersing them in Salgado’s vision of the Earth’s mesmerizing
scale, order, and beauty.

Additional information

Weight 3893 g
Dimensions 25.1 x 36.5 cm
Publisher name TASCHEN
Publication date 27 May 2013
Number of pages 520
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Sebastião Salgado
Dimensions 25.1 x 36.5 cm
Weight 3893 g


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