Salgado’s masterpiece: GENESIS — Earth eternal

A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state

My love letter to the planet.
— Sebastião Salgado
 
  • Art Edition limited to 100 numbered and signed sets
  • Two volumes bound in full leather
  • Every set includes a book stand in cherry wood veneer designed by Tadao Ando.
  • Also included is a cloth-bound caption book.
  • Every set comes with a gelatin silver print, signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.
  • Delivered in a wooden cargo box (total weight: 59 kg [130 lb])

Of the myriad works Sebastião Salgado has produced in his acclaimed photography career, three long-term projects stand out: Workers (1993), documenting the vanishing way of life of manual laborers across the world; Migrations (2000), a tribute to mass migration driven by hunger, natural disasters, environmental degradation, or demographic pressure; and this new opus, GENESIS, the result of an epic eight-year expedition to rediscover the mountains, deserts and oceans, the animals and peoples that have so far escaped the imprint of modern society – the land and life of a still pristine planet. The GENESIS project, along with the Salgados’ Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of our planet, reversing the damage done to it, and preserving it for the future.

On over 30 trips – traveled on foot, by light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions – Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in such shocking and intense beauty it takes our breath away. In GENESIS, one discovers the animal species and volcanoes of the Galápagos; the penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and whales of the South Atlantic; Brazilian alligators and jaguars; and African lions, leopards, and elephants. Through Salgado’s lens, we travel over icebergs in the Antarctic, the volcanoes of Central Africa, the ravines of the Grand Canyon, and the glaciers of Alaska. We encounter the Stone Age Korowai people of West Papua, nomadic Dinka cattle farmers in Sudan, Nenets and their reindeer herds in the Arctic Circle, as well as the Mentawai jungle communities on islands west of Sumatra.

This Collector’s Edition, designed and edited by Lélia Wanick Salgado, features exquisitely reproduced large-format images arranged not by theme or region but rather conceived as a portfolio that takes beholders on a journey around the globe, immersing them in Salgado’s vision of the Earth’s mesmerizing scale, order, and beauty.

Also available in four other Art Editions and a Collector's Edition.
The photographer:
Sebastião Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lélia created Amazonas images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel, L'Homme en détresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000) and Africa (2007).
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D (Collector's Edition)

Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D

Gelatin silver print, 10 x 13 in. on 12 x 16 in. paper, 2 hardcover volumes, leather-bound, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages, with booklet and wooden bookholder designed by Tadao Ando
$ 10,000
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“Just looking at this image, and indeed the whole book, just fuels my desire to sally forth into the great wide open with a project in mind.”
— David Noton in the Royal Photographic Society Journal, London, United Kingdom
  • See also
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition A (Collector's Edition)
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition A
Gelatin silver print, 14 x 10 in. on 16 x 12 in. paper, 2 hardcover volumes, leather-bound, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages, with booklet and wooden bookholder designed by Tadao Ando
$ 10,000
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition B
Gelatin silver print, 13 x 10 in. on 16 x 12 in. paper, 2 hardcover volumes, leather-bound, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages, with booklet and wooden bookholder designed by Tadao Ando
$ 10,000
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition C (Collector's Edition)
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition C
Gelatin silver print, 13 x 10 in. on 16 x 12 in. paper, 2 hardcover volumes, leather-bound, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages, with booklet and wooden bookholder designed by Tadao Ando
$ 10,000
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS (Collector's Edition)
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS
Hardcover, 2 vols. with book stand, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 704 pages
$ 4,000
National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years (XL-Format)
National Geographic. Around the World in 125 Years
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase, 11.0 x 15.4 in., 1404 pages
$ 499
Sebastião Salgado. Africa
Sebastião Salgado. Africa
Hardcover, 14.2 x 10.2 in., 336 pages
$ 69.99
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS
Hardcover with 17 fold-outs, 9.6 x 14.0 in., 520 pages
$ 69.99
  • What's up
Exhibition
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
February 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Caixa Forum Palma, Plaça de Weyler, 3, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, Spain