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“Genesis”, a photographic exhibition by Salgado on show at La Venaria Reale – A hymn to the beauty of our planet

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“Genesis”, a photographic exhibition by Sebastião Salgado on show at La Venaria Reale including exceptional images of the most remote corners of our planet


The need to adopt ethical behaviors capable of safeguarding the health of our fragile planet is spreading in the most diverse environments, and art is no exception. A demonstration of this is the exhibition “Genesi” by Sebastião Salgado on show in the Sala dei Paggi at La Venaria Reale in Turin (Piazza della Repubblica, 4,).

“Genesi” is a project, which started in 2003 and lasted 10 years, a song of love for the planet and an admonishment to human beings.

245 images make up a black and white photographic itinerary, narrating the rare beauty of the unique and invaluable natural heritage of our planet. The exhibition is divided into five sections dedicated to the geographical areas Salgado has photographed: the South, The Shrines of Nature, Africa, the Far North, the Amazon and the Pantanal.

Many images are dedicated to extraordinary landscapes, which portray areas where landscapes and wildlife are still in equilibrium. Places where human communities continue to live according to their ancient culture and traditions. Particular attention is given to indigenous populations such as: the Yanomami and the Cayapó of the Brazilian Amazon; the Pygmies of the tropical forests in northern Congo; the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa; the Himba tribes of the Namibian desert and the uncontacted tribes of the forest areas of New Guinea.

“Genesi” curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, made by Amazonas Images and produced by Contrasto, will be on show until September 16th.

Above: Antarctic Peninsula, 2005