Museum für Gestaltung Zürich , 02/21/20 - 02/21/20
Exhibition: Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
Salgado depicts the earth as a creation of overwhelming beauty and thus sharpens our awareness of its preciousness. The exhibition closes at the end of the month.
On over 30 journeys to all corners of the world, the French-Brazilian has created a photographic essay that simultaneously documents the majesty and the vulnerability of our environment. Salgado has sailed across oceans, scaled mountains, and crossed deserts. He has observed animals and met indigenous peoples in his endeavor to capture their environment and culture. The exhibition is a dramatic manifesto that not only touches visitors with its opulent black-and-white photographs, but also raises open questions about how we deal with the planet.