- “It is the mission of shining light on injustice that has most guided my work as a social photographer.”
- “GENESIS honors its biblical antecedent… there could be no more powerful reminder of all that we stand to lose.”
- “It’s a stunning masterpiece — a true book for the ages.”
- “GENESIS offers a stunning visual antidote to the tougher, bleaker side of Salgado’s output...here, the focus is not on the erosive forces of development but on the regenerative potential of awe. He crowns his project with a biblical title that suits the majesty of his subjects and offers the work as a beautifully articulated prayer for preservation and respect.”
- “...a tribute to the diversity of planet earth.”
- “...the exquisitely reproduced, large-format images not only take viewers on an extraordinarily beautiful journey around our planet but also provide fascinating insight into the world of this visionary photographer.”
Sebastião Salgado. GENESISEdition of 2,500Hardcover, two vols. with book stand, 18.4 x 27.6 in., 123.46 lb, 704 pages4500Edition: English Availability: In Stock
Genesis is Sebastião Salgado’s love letter to the planet, a monumental portfolio of nature, animals, and indigenous peoples that reveal the earth in all the precious splendor of its pristine state. In characteristic monochrome, this SUMO-sized collection is truly breathtaking, replete with stunning panoramas as much as the most intricate textures and details of our natural world.
Collector’s Edition (No. 501–3,000), numbered and signed by Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS4500
Salgado’s Masterpiece: GENESIS – Earth Eternal
The companion volume to the world’s best attended photo show
On over 30 trips—by foot, light aircraft, boats, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme temperatures and in sometimes dangerous conditions—Salgado has created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in such intense beauty it takes our breath away. The reach is truly global. Through Salgado’s lens, 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. 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.
In characteristic monochrome, Salgado’s painterly notes are perfectly tuned to these sublime scenes, capturing sweeping aerial panoramas as much as the most intricate details and textures, from a reptilian skin to the fur coat of the Nenet people of northern Siberia. The exquisitely reproduced images are arranged not by theme but rather conceived as a journey around the globe, immersing them in Salgado’s vision of the Earth’s mesmerizing scale, order, and beauty.
This two-volume SUMO-size edition is designed and edited by Lélia Wanick Salgado and numbered and signed by Sebastião Salgado. Quarter-leather bound, it is presented with a bookstand in cherry wood veneer designed by Tadao Ando and a clothbound caption book explaining each stunning shot.
Collector’s Edition of 2,500 copies (No. 501–3,000), numbered and signed by Sebastião Salgado.
Also available in five Art Editions with prints, each limited to 100 copies (No. 1–500).
The designer of the bookstand
Tadao Ando (born in 1941) is one of the world’s most renowned contemporary architects. At first a boxer, he decided to pursue architecture two years after graduating from high school. He is the only one to have won the discipline’s four most prestigious prizes: the Pritzker, Carlsberg, Praemium Imperiale, and Kyoto Prize. Ando currently works from his native Osaka.
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 Wanick Salgado created Amazonas Images, which is today their studio, and exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Sahel. L’Homme en détresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), and Gold (2019).
Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s, she began to conceive and design the majority of Sebastião Salgado’s photography books and all of the exhibitions of his work. Since 1994, Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas Images (until 2017) and their Paris studio.
Sebastião Salgado. GENESISEdition of 2,500Hardcover, two vols. with book stand, 46.8 x 70 cm, 56 kg, 704 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4372-9Edition: English