Genius is Key to Salgado’s “Genesis”

January 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."

- John Ruskin, (1819-1900). parents

 

When was the last time you travelled to deliberately discover something truly epic on the scale of Ansel Adams with the humanity of, well, Sebastiao Salgardo?  How often do you see an exhibition of 200+ photographs in 2 countries 7 months apart and it touches you so deeply that you still pour over 520 pages in the companion book and reflect on how powerful a body of work is because it was created in 30 trips 8 months a year for 8 years but tells a story about thousands of years of habitation on this delicate planet. 

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed by the math in this opening paragraph?  Then become like Salgado and switch your mindset from data to imagery.  What were you doing in 1970? It was the year his wife gave him a camera and Salgado turned from a career as an Economist in Paris to become an esteemed photojournalist winning international acclaim for high calibre publications and agencies such a Magnum while exhibiting and producing books of his dramatic, confronting photojournalism imagery.


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