The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado presents Genesis at Polka Galerie in Paris
Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado poses at the Polka Gallery for his exhibition "Genesis", in Paris. The exhibition takes place from November 9, 2013 until January 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR.
PARIS.- Polka Galerie presents Genesis an exhibition by Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado. The result of an eight-year journey across the world, Genesis is a black and white photographic ode to the majesty and frailty of our earth.

When is father asked him to take over the family farm in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, Sebastiao Salgado discovered a devastated land rather than the paradise it had been in his youth. From this observation, in 2006, emerged the project Genesis. Unlike his previous works, such as Workers (1993) and Exodus (2000) that bore witness to the struggles of humanity in a modern world, this latest series is a monumental foray into nature and environment.

Through thirty-two trips, on foot, by boat, by plane or even hot-air balloon, the photographer and his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, traveled the globe, sometimes in extreme conditions to "photograph everything that is still intact". From the arctic poles to Africa or the Amazon, they captured the magnificence of landscapes that, to this day, have escaped men’s grip and found "a primitive world, too often invisible".

Genesis is a love letter to our planet.

Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas Images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

He has travelled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these, besides appearing in numerous press publications, have also been presented in books such as Other Americas and Sahel: l’Homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: The End of the Road (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). Touring exhibitions of this work have been, and continue to be, presented throughout the world.

Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. In 2004, Sebastião Salgado began a project named Genesis, aiming at the presentation of the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of
work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

Together, Lélia and Sebastião have worked since the 1990’s on the restoration of a small part of the Atlantic Forest in Brazil. In 1998 they succeeded in turning this land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra. The Instituto is dedicated to a mission of reforestation, conservation and environmental education.





Today's News

November 11, 2013

Paris City Hall hosts an exhibition of the intense, luminous works of artist Brassaï

Georgia O'Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Collection debuts at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Romanian National History museum shows off ancient gold coins returned by Britain

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado presents Genesis at Polka Galerie in Paris

Skarstedt presents David Salle: Ghost Paintings, a series of works from 1992 but never exhibited

Brooklyn Museum is the final venue for critically acclaimed War/Photography exhibition

A treasure trove of rare & important discoveries on offer at Christie's in London

Exhibition of German artworks from the ifa Collection, 1949 to the present opens at ZKM

On the Origin: Tim Rollins and K.O.S. exhibit at Lehmann Maupin in New York

Vivian Maier: A photographic revelation on view at The Château de Tours

Egypt recovers 90 ancient artefacts for sale on the website of an auction house in Jerusalem

Photography exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum examines works by Strand and Gowin

Prints by the American photographer Edward Weston on view at Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich

Galerie Michael Janssen's first solo show with Japanese artist Aiko Tezuka opens in Berlin

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive presents Multiple Encounters

Rare Medieval Aquamanile highlighted in new exhibition series exploring works from The Jewish Museum

Only handwritten copy of Siegfried Sassoon anti-war poem for sale at Bonhams

Solo presentation of paintings and sculpture by Scott Reeder on view at Lisa Cooley

SculptureCenter artist in residence commission marks artist's first New York solo exhibition

Berkshire Museum presents "Radical Traditionalism: Paintings by artists Janet Rickus and Colin Brant"

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site