If anybody is in the vicinity of London in the next four days drop everything you are doing and head over to the Natural History Museum to catch the closing of Sebastiao Salgado’s latest exhibition, Genesis.
Salgado’s result of eight years of travelling to some of the remotest regions of the globe, is majestically displayed in an incredible array of black and white photographs.
“It is about the unspoiled planet, the most pristine parts, and a way of life that is traditional and in harmony with nature – the way we used to be… I wanted to present places that were untouched and remain so to this day”
Salgado’s photographs really celebrate the diversity of nature, from the raw and biting conditions of Antarctica and Siberia, to the blistering heat of the planes of Africa. Trust me, even for those who are a bit hesitant to give up an afternoon in a gallery, this will be a few hours well spent.
[photo credits: Taschen.com]