Event: Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
Location: Natural History Museum, SW7
The world premiere of the Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado’s new exhibition, Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, opens at the Natural History Museum this April.
The exhibition is the result of eight years’ work by the award-winning photographer, who travelled to the world’s most extreme territories to capture extraordinary black and white images of stark landscapes and remote communities.
The photographs show some of the most pristine unspoilt environments on the planet, which Salgado set out to document for his ambitious project, for which he visited over 30 countries.
Among his pictures are images of marine iguanas and giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands, the Nenet people of Siberian Arctic, vast sand dunes in the Sahara, mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Amazon tribes in his native Brazil.
The show is on in the Waterhouse Gallery of the Natural History Museum, which is one of London’s most impressive attractions, housed in a beautiful Victorian gothic building, with its famous dinosaur collection just part of the 70 million specimens it holds.
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis is on from 11 Apr to 8 Sep at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, open from 10am-5.50pm every day and until 10.30pm on the last Friday of every month.