Sebastião Salgado, Lélia Wanick Salgado

Publisher: TASCHEN
Product Code: 9783836542623
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Earth eternal. 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

On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward—though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer—the camera became his tool for interacting with the world. Salgado, who “always preferred the chiaroscuro palette of black-and-white images,” shot very little color in his early career before giving it up completely.

Raised on a farm in Brazil, Salgado possessed a deep love and respect for nature; he was also particularly sensitive to the ways in which human beings are affected by their often devastating socio-economic conditions. Of the myriad works Salgado has produced in his acclaimed career, three long-term projects stand out: Workers (1993), documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world, Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental degradation and demographic pressure, and this new opus, Genesis, the result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts and oceans, the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society—the land and life of a still-pristine planet. “Some 46% of the planet is still as it was in the time of genesis,” Salgado reminds us. “We must preserve what exists.” The Genesis project, along with the Salgados’Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future.

Over 30 trips—travelled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions—Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering the monochrome with an extreme deftness to rival the virtuoso Ansel Adams, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension; the tonal variations in his works, the contrasts of light and dark, recall the works of Old Masters such as Rembrandt and Georges de La Tour.

What does one discover in Genesis? The animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the Antarctic and South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; African lions, leopards, and elephants; the isolated Zo’é tribe deep in the Amazon jungle; the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua; nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan; Nenet nomads and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle; Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra; the icebergs of the Antarctic; the volcanoes of Central Africa and the Kamchatka Peninsula; Saharan deserts; the Negro and Juruá rivers in the Amazon; the ravines of the Grand Canyon; the glaciers of Alaska... and beyond. Having dedicated so much time, energy, and passion to the making of this work, Salgado likens Genesis to “my love letter to the planet.”

Whereas the limited Collector's Edition is conceived like a large-format portfolio that meanders across the planet, this unlimited book presents a selection of photographs arranged in five chapters geographically: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia and Pantanal.
Each in its own way, this book and the Collector’s edition—both edited and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado—pay homage to Salgado’s triumphant and unparalleled Genesis project.

The photographer:
Sebastião Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lélia created Amazonas images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986)SahelL'Homme en détresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Exodus, Genesis (2013), Genesis (2013, Collector’s Editions), Kuwait (2016), Kuwait (Collector’s Editions).
See also Print set Sebastião Salgado Genesis (2014), Sebastião Salgado Postcard Set (2015), Sebastião Salgado. Memo game (2015).

The editor and author:
Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s she moved on to conceiving and designing photography books and organizing exhibitions, numerous of them on Sebastião Salgado. Since 1994 Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas images.

TASCHEN is a carbon neutral publisher. Each year, they offset their annual carbon emissions with carbon credits at the Instituto Terra, a reforestation program in Minas Gerais, Brazil, founded by Lélia and Sebastião Salgado.
If you would like to support the Instituto Terra or make a donation, please visit for further information.

Book Info
Subject Photography
Author Sebastião Salgado, Lélia Wanick Salgado
Series FO
Cover Hardcover with 17 fold-outs
Dimensions cm 24,3 x 35,5
Pages 520
Language/s italian
Weight 3.9 kg
Title Publication Date
La coscienza del pianeta IL MANIFESTO PDF 23-03-2013
Sebastião Salgado SETTE - IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA PDF 19-04-2013
Genesi, le fotografie di Sebastião Salgado TIRAGRAFFI.IT www 25-04-2013
La Genesi secondo Salgado THETRAVELNEWS.IT www 30-04-2013
Genesi FOTOGRAFARE PDF 01-05-2013
Genesi. Fotografie di Sebastião Salgado RADIO3 - A3 il formato dell'arte www 01-05-2013
CASE & STILI PDF 01-05-2013
Fotografia BLOW UP PDF 01-05-2013
Creazione D LA REPUBBLICA PDF 04-05-2013
Il paradiso è già qui IL MESSAGGERO PDF 12-05-2013
La genesi di Salgado PDF 13-05-2013
Pianeta Salgado Corriere della Sera - Milano PDF 14-05-2013
Salgado, atto d'amore per la terra www 14-05-2013
Il ritratto del mondo in bianco e nero LA STAMPA PDF 14-05-2013
Genesi, per non dimenticare la Terra Villaggio globale www 14-05-2013
Salgado, il Dante Alighieri del bianco e nero www 17-05-2013
La Bibbia a ritroso di Salgado www 17-05-2013
La Genesi secondo Sebastião Salgado www 20-05-2013
TV7 www 24-05-2013
E l'occhio del fotografo divenne ottimista L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO PDF 11-06-2013
Subito dopo il verbo INTERNAZIONALE PDF 27-06-2013
Genesi FOTOgraphia PDF 01-07-2013
Sebastiao Salgado, un inno alla terra e alla vita ARTE PDF 01-07-2013
Genesi FOTOGRAPHIA PDF 30-07-2013
Salgado obbiettivo genesi LUOGHI DELL'INFINITO PDF 01-08-2013
Lélia salgado, l'altro occhio di Sebastiao IL SOLE 24ORE DOMENICA PDF 19-08-2013
Genesi L'UNITA PDF 19-08-2013
GENESI IODonna PDF 23-12-2013
Seabastia Salgado a Venezia con Genesi Quellicheil cinema PDF 27-01-2014
Salgado Tutto Milano PDF 04-09-2014
Proposte di Natale: Sebastião Salgado www 20-12-2014
Per Natale meglio un libro Gazzetta del Sud PDF 23-12-2014
Il viaggio di Sebastiao Salgado La lettera / Il Corriere della Sera PDF 13-03-2016
Grande mostra di Salgado al PAN di Napoli www 19-12-2017
Il fotografo è un cowboy, il cellulare lo estinguerà Robinson / La repubblica PDF 18-03-2018
Sebastião Salgado. Genesi alla Reggia di Venaria www 22-03-2018
Sebastião Salgado. Genesi" alla Reggia di Venaria Aise www 08-05-2018
ebastião Salgado, Genesi Tutti Fotografi PDF 01-11-2018
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