Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

 

Southern right whale tail, Argentina, 2004. © Amazonas Images/ TASCHEN

Southern right whale tail, Argentina, 2004. © Amazonas Images/ TASCHEN

Sebastião Salgado’s work has always been a profound mix of art and commentary. His personal and professional devotion to the welfare of humanity and to the welfare of the planet have made him a singularly important figure in contemporary photojournalism. His newest book, Genesis, was published by TASCHEN Press in May of 2013. Genesis is the result of an eight year mission to seek out life on the planet– peoples and places– that have not yet been touched by modern society.

“Some 46% of the planet is still as it was in the time of genesis,” Salgado reminds us. “We must preserve what exists.”

We are happy to share with you a video conversation between Benedikt Taschen, of  TASCHEN, and Sebastião Salgado, regarding the May 2013 publication of Genesis:

Books, in particular the life-altering photo books of Sebastião Salgado, are among every society’s most important legacy. We thank TASCHEN for their continued support of this great artist. We very humbly thank Sebastião Salgado for being one of the reasons we take such great pride in being photographers.