Sebastiao Salgado "Genesis" at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Brazilian born Sebastiao Salgado is known for his long term projects and is possibly one of the current best loved photojournalist. A special representative for the UNICEF, Salgado has long used his exceptional talent to draw attention to fragile landscapes and people in peril. "Workers" took seven years to complete and contained images of manual laborers from 26 countries, while "Migrations" took six years in 43 different countries. This new exhibition, who is showing at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, is a homage to nature, wild and majestic. With 245 photographs, eight years of work, and more than 30 expeditions "Genesis" immortalizes elephants, whales, Indians and steep landscapes, showing us the beauty of regions that man has not spoiled (yet...).
Speaking of Genesis he said: "This has been one of my longest photographic adventures: eight years researching, exploring and celebrating nature’s unspoiled legacy... [and documenting] the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society. It is a pictorial depiction of the lands and lives of a still pristine planet. I feel Genesis also speaks urgently to our own age by portraying the breathtaking beauty of a lost world that somehow survives. It proclaims: this is what is in peril, this is what we must save."
Don't miss this beautiful exhibition with its stunning black and white pictures! Please note that it is a really popular exhibition. If you can, purchase your tickets in advance (we had to wait one hour in line).
You can also check out the book
that was made by the publisher Taschen for this exhibition. They have a bookstore located two minutes walking distance from our hotels (Villa d'Estrées
and Residence des Arts
). You should definitely take a look as they really have beautiful books.
La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7 Rue de Fourcy 75004 Paris
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm (last entry 7:15pm)
Free for children under 8 and free from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesdays