GENESIS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SEBASTIAO SALGADO
Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science
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GENESIS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SEBASTIÃO SALGADO (France, 2012, 20 min.)
Shown as part of In Search of Solutions
Shot over the past nine years by award-winning Brazilian documentary photographer Salgado during more than 30 different trips to distant corners of the globe, the black and white photographs projected in Genesis reveal the mountains, deserts and oceans, as well as the animals and peoples of our planet that have escaped the imprint of modern society. By portraying the breath-taking beauty of a “lost” world that survives, Genesis proclaims what is in peril. Such wonders are to be found in polar circles and tropical rainforests, in wide savannahs and scorching deserts, on glacier-covered mountains and solitary islands. Some regions are too cold or arid for all but the hardiest forms of life, while others are home to animals and ancient tribes whose survival depends on their isolation. Together, they form a stunning mosaic of nature in all its unspoiled grandeur. Genesis is Sebastião Salgado’s third long-term exploration of global issues, following Workers and Migrations, his examinations of the human toll wrought by radical economic and social change. This time, he is addressing our natural environment, offering a love poem in images to the majesty and fragility of our planet. Produced by Amazonas images. Music by Jonathan Elias, from the”Prayer Cycle”.
Introduced by Pedro Marcos de Castro Saldanha, Counselor, Embassy of Brazil.
Shown with CityStories Series
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