© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images / nbpictures

© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images /
nbpictures

The work of Sebastião Salgado and his black and white photographic exploration ‘Genesis’, demonstrates the majesty of nature and the examination of the balance of human relationships with our fragile planet. Now comes the opportunity to see the exhibition at London’s Natural History Museum through to  September. Edited, designed and curated by Lelia Wanick Salgado the show is 200 images strong and is a journey of eight years in the making travelling through 32 countries. Sebastião Salgado said of the show:

 ‘Genesis is about beginnings. It is about the unspoiled planet, the most pristine parts, and a way of life that is traditional and in harmony with nature. I wanted to present places that were untouched and remain so to this day. I want people to see our planet in another way, to feel moved and be brought closer to it. I want them to become more conscious of the environment, to feel respect for nature because this is something that is relevant to everyone.’

 

Genesis is the world-leading photographer’s third long-term exploration of global issues, following Workers and Migrations. He continues,

‘It was my dream to open Genesis at the Natural History Museum in London. I think that the Museum conveys the same messages as Genesis and people come here to be in awe of nature.’

 

Use the comments section below if you visit and let us know what you think.

Dates and times: 11 April – 8 September 2013, 10.00–17.50
Visitor enquiries: 020 7942 5000
Admission: Adult £10*, child and concession £5*, family £27*
Adult £9, child and concession £4.50, family £24
Free for Members, Patrons and children under four
Nearest tube: South Kensington
Website: www.nhm.ac.uk/salgado

 

© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images / nbpictures

© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas Images /
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