Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

22nd Nov 2017 - 22nd Dec 2017

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22 November – 22 December 2017

This November, Beetles+Huxley are pleased to be exhibiting work from Sebastião Salgado’s monumental photo-essay “Genesis”. The exhibition will contain over 30 spectacular silver gelatin prints.

Genesis follows “Workers” (1993) and “Migrations” (2000) as Salgado’s third major long-term project. Whereas his first two projects documented human plight across the globe, “Genesis”, shot over eight years from 2004, aimed to capture the few remaining environments untouched by human hands. This task took the photographer to over thirty countries including Siberia, Papua New Guinea, Alaska and The Galápagos. The series, which Salgado has called a “love letter to the planet”, consists of a vast array of images of the natural world at its most dramatic.

Included in the exhibition are photographs of endangered wildlife, landscapes of pristine and untouched environments and portraits of indigenous people. All images included are rendered in Salgado’s trademark dramatic black and white chiaroscuro. Of the project, Salgado has said: “So many times I’ve photographed stories that show the degradation of the planet. I had one idea to go and photograph the factories that were polluting, and to see all the deposits of garbage. But, in the end, I thought the only way to give us an incentives, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet to see that innocence.”

Born in 1944 in Aimorés, Brazil, Sebastião Salgado is one of today’s most important photographers. Salgado has travelled to over one hundred countries during his long career and has been honoured with multiple international awards. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and honorary member of The Academy of Arts and Science in the United States. He was named Master of Photography at Photo London 2015.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

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Works

Herd Of Buffalos, Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010

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Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010

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Large Sand Dunes In Maor, Tadrart, South Of Djanet, Algeria, 2009

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Sand Dunes, Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia 2005

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Dinka Cattle Camp Of Kei, Southern Sudan, 2006

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Amak Cattle Camp, Southern Sudan, 2006

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Dinka Girl At Kolkuei Cattle Camp, Southern Sudan, 2006

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A Himba Woman, Kaokoland, Namibia, 2005

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Dinka Man, Southern Sudan, 2006

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Dinka Man, Southern Sudan, 2006

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African Elephant, Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010

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A Leopard In The Barab River Valley, Damaraland. Namibia, 2005

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Baobab Trees On A Mushroom Island In The Bay Of Moramba, Madagascar, 2010

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The Roraima Tepui, Venezuela, 2006

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The Anavilhanas, The Worlds Largest Inland Archipelago, Amazonas, Brazil, 2009

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The Amazon Rainforest Borders The Imeri Mountain Range, Amazonas, Brazil, 2009

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Zo’é Group, State Of Pará, Brazil, 2009

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A Member Of The Zo’é Group, State Of Pará, Brazil, 2009

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Performer At The Mount Hagen Sing Sing Festival, Papua New Guinea, 2006

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Performer At The Mount Hagen Sing Sing Festival, Papua New Guinea, 2006

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Yali Tribal Group, West Papua, Indonesia, 2010

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Mentawai Climbing A Gigantic Tree To Collect Durian Fruit, Siberut Island, West Sumatra,Indonesia, 2008

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Teurem, Sikierie And Leader Of The Mantawai Clan Preparing A Filter For Sago, West Sumatra, Indonesia, 2008

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A Group Of Wauru Fish In The Piulaga Lake, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005

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Marine Iguana, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, 2004

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Giant Tortoise, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, 2004

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Sea Lions At Puerto Egas In James Bay, Santiago Island, Galápagos, Ecuador, 2004

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Southern Elephant Seal Calves, Saint Andrew’s Bay, South Georgia, 2009

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Southern Right Whales, Valdés Peninsula, Argentina, 2004

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Southern Right Whale Tail, Valdés Peninsula, Argentina, 2004

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Colony Of Chinstrap And Macaroni Penguins With Mount Michael An Active Volcano Behind, Saunders Island, South Sandwich Island, 2009

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Chinstrap Penguins On Zavodovski Island, South Sandwich Islands, 2009

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Chinstrap Penguins On An Iceberg Between Zavodovski And Visokoi Islands, South Sandwich Islands, 2009

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Chinstrap Penguins On An Iceberg Between Zavodovski And Visokoi Islands, South Sandwich Islands, 2009

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Iceberg Between Paulet Island And The Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005

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The Penguins Of Paulet Island Resting On An Iceberg, Antarctica, 2005

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Chinstrap Penguins, Deception Island, Antarctica, 2005

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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, 2009

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The Grand Canyon In Utah, Viewed From The National Forest, Arizona, Usa, 2010

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The Confluence Of The Colorado And The Little Colorado Rivers, Arizona, Usa, 2010

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Bighorn Creek, Kluane National Park, Canada, 2011

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The Tundra Valley Extended Between Tolbachik And Kamen Volcanoes, With The Base Of The Kamen Volcano Behind, Russia, 2006

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Crossing The Ob River, Siberia, Russia, 2011

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Kamen And Kluchevosky Volcanoes, Kamchatka, Russia, 2006

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Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, 2011

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Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, 2011

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A Portrait Of A Young Nenet Girl, Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia, 2011

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Sebastião Salgado: Genesis