A Love Letter to the Planet
The result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover our world
To anyone even remotely interested in photography, Sebastião Salgado is a name that needs no introduction. The artists “has made it his life’s work to document the impact of globalization on humankind.”
Salgado was infected with a deep love and respect for nature during his upbringing, which he spent on a farm in Brazil. It remained a dominant theme throughout his photography, but his work also displays a particular sensitivity to the ways in which people are affected by their sometimes devastating socio-economic conditions. His “hauntingly beautiful” monochrome prints lay bare some of the most austere moments in contemporary history, revealing the stories of countless impoverished individuals.
His newest book, Genesis published by Taschen is a complication of over 30 trips travelled by foot, boat, plane, canoe, and even balloon, through extreme and sometimes even dangerous weather conditions. Salgado created a collection of images that portray all of nature – animals and indigenous peoples included – in all of their breathtaking beauty.
Book by: Sebastião Salgado, published by Taschen