Sebastião Salgado: Genesis in Platinum

Thursday 21 May - Sunday 24 May 2015
Embankment Galleries

Sebastião Salgado’s project Genesis began as a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life began distancing us from the very source of our being. It became a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And it demonstrates that our planet still harbours vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent and pristine dignity.

Eight years and 32 journeys to distant corners of the planet resulted in a 520-page photographic book, Genesis, and eponymous exhibitions in a score of cities. This new exhibition at Photo London features unseen photographs from the series as stunning large-format platinum prints.

Through these photographs, Genesis offers a visual tribute to a fragile planet that we all have a duty to protect. Its wonders are to be found in polar circles and tropical rainforests, in wide savannahs and scorching deserts, on glacier-covered mountains and solitary islands.

The exhibition was a Photo London commission.