Sebastião Salgado

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Feb 20 2016 - May 17 2016

The Brazilian-born artist’s black-and-white photographs are among the most influential images of our time — capturing the grim realities of industrialization in developing countries, the toll of warfare and the degradation of the natural environment. The artist’s quest to capture nature in its unspoiled original state culminated in 2013 with the publication of Genesis, a portfolio of 200 black-and-white photographs. 

Sebastião Salgado is the subject of the Oscar-nominated 2014 documentary The Salt of the Earth, directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Wim Wenders and the artist’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. In Salgado's native Brazil, he and his wife founded the Instituto Terra, a reforestation project whose greenhouses produce more than one million seedlings a year. 

The Museum will have a selection of works by Salgado from its permanent collection and from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Museum of Photographic Arts.

Exhibition overview from museum website

Whether you go or not, Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Salgado's portfolio of 200 black-and-white photographs is a photographic homage to our planet in its natural state.   "In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado

  • Photography
  • Latin American
  • Contemporary
  • Sebastião Salgado

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