Saturday, 13 April 2013

Salgado: Genesis

Sebastiao Salgado, in my opinion probably the greatest black and white photographer working today, has a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, London, that will run until 8th September.

This is Salgado's first show focussing on the natural world, having built up an immense reputation as a documenter of issues around displacement and alienation of communities. 'Genesis' is the culmination of eight years' travel around the world; the beautiful prints tour the viewer through such extremes as Madagascar, the Antarctic, remote Brazilian rainforest, North America, and remote Russian islands.

I can't really speak highly enough of this astonishing exhibition - it is deeply immersive, and there are several hundred photographs to study.

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