For the first time in Asia, the National Museum of Singapore presents Genesis, an exhibition showcasing 245 black and white images of our planet by world renowned photographer, Sebastião Salgado, designed and curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.
This exhibition is a culmination of Salgado’s photographic works taken at over 30 different destinations from 2004 to 2011. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature. Dramatic, moving and grand, Salgado’s photographs present powerful images of our fragile planet and the intricate association between Man, animal and the environment that we all have a duty to protect. The exhibition is presented through five geographic sections: the South of the Planet, Natural Sanctuaries, Africa, the North of the Planet and, Amazonia and the Pantanal in Brazil’s Mato Grosso. Visitors journey to beautiful rugged landscapes, seascapes and gain insight into the extraordinary wildlife and tribes found in the far corners of the world.
Dates: Till 31 August 2014
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement, Free Admission