On April 11th ILFORD Master Sebastiao Salgado‘s much anticipated Genesis exhibition will open its doors at the Natural History Museum in London featuring 200 stunning black and white images printed on ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk. Genesis is Salgado’s third and perhaps last great photographic project. The exhibition is the culmination of a photographic journey of an epic scale which began in 2004 traveling to over 40 countries and culminating in this body of work 8 years later at the end of 2011. The results show a series of pictures about what is still pristine on the planet and Salgado’s hope is “to do a kind of new presentation of the planet, in order to identify it and see it differently. With these pictures we are trying to see if we could understand the planet and respect it in a new way.”
Genesis will be in London from 11 April to 8 September 2013. For tickets, prices and details please visit the Natural History Museum website. Click here for a full list of GENESIS Exhibition Venue information.
A 2 volume book titled Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis is coming soon. Click here for availability and more information. Check out Sebastian Salgado’s two other major photographic projects. “Sebastião Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age” is available as a hardcover book in addition to “Sebastiao Salgado: Migrations” both published in 2005.
Five sets of the prints for Genesis have been printed and will be touring the world in coming months and years. “In order to choose a paper we made a lot of tests with many different types of paper,” said Salgado. “We loved this one, but we did try lots of different types. Then for the Genesis show we decided to be much stricter in our choice as we wanted to use a paper that would give us only the best… [W]e came back to … ILFORD GALERIE Prestige Gold Fibre Silk. It’s a really beautiful paper. A nice, nice paper and we are very happy with it.” Read the entire interview with Salgado and why he selected ILFORD paper for this historic exhibition click here.