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Salgado’s photographic tribute to the Earth in green Ljubljana

Salgado’s photographic tribute to the Earth in green Ljubljana

The Genesis exhibition by renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado opens this evening at the City Museum of Ljubljana and the Jakopič Gallery. The exhibition includes 245 black and white photographs of flora and fauna, landscapes, seascapes and indigenous peoples. He uses his photography to raise public awareness about the environment and climate change. The exhibition is the curtain-raiser of the Photonic Moments festival.

 

 

Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being”.

Genesis, Salgado’s third long-term series, can be viewed as a response to its predecessors Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The first was devoted to the relentless conditions endured by workers around the world, and the second people who are homeless. In Genesis he moves his main interest away from people and focuses on the pristine beauty of the earth and those living in harmony with it, as was written by the City Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, which is hosting the exhibition.

The exhibition is the central cultural project in the framework of Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016. It is divided into five geographical regions, entitled Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa – these will be on view at the City Museum - and Northern Spaces along with Amazonia and Pantanal which will be at the Jakopič Gallery.

The exhibition is curated and designed by Lelia Wanick Salgado. “Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being,” she wrote about the exhibition.

At the same time, the Genesis exhibition is also the opening event of the Photonic Moments festival, in the framework of which numerous photographic exhibitions will open and a range of other events will be organised around Ljubljana until the beginning of July. The Salgado exhibition will be accompanied by a diverse programme of lectures and round tables on the most varied themes, from photographic to social and environmental protection.

Check out a blog about it. 

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