Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

22 November - 22 December 2017

This November, Beetles+Huxley are pleased to be exhibiting work from Sebastião Salgado's monumental photo-essay "Genesis". The exhibition will contain over 30 spectacular silver gelatin prints.

Genesis follows "Workers" (1993) and "Migrations" (2000) as Salgado's third major long-term project. Whereas his first two projects documented human plight across the globe, "Genesis", shot over eight years from 2004, aimed to capture the few remaining environments untouched by human hands. This task took the photographer to over thirty countries including Siberia, Papua New Guinea, Alaska and The Galápagos. The series, which Salgado has called a "love letter to the planet", consists of a vast array of images of the natural world at its most dramatic.

Included in the exhibition are photographs of endangered wildlife, landscapes of pristine and untouched environments and portraits of indigenous people. All images included are rendered in Salgado's trademark dramatic black and white chiaroscuro. Of the project, Salgado has said: "So many times I've photographed stories that show the degradation of the planet. I had one idea to go and photograph the factories that were polluting, and to see all the deposits of garbage. But, in the end, I thought the only way to give us an incentives, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet to see that innocence."

Born in 1944 in Aimorés, Brazil, Sebastião Salgado is one of today's most important photographers. Salgado has travelled to over one hundred countries during his long career and has been honoured with multiple international awards. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and honorary member of The Academy of Arts and Science in the United States. He was named Master of Photography at Photo London 2015.

HERD OF BUFFALOS, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HERD OF BUFFALOS, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010

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KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010

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LARGE SAND DUNES IN MAOR, TADRART, SOUTH OF DJANET, ALGERIA, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LARGE SAND DUNES IN MAOR, TADRART, SOUTH OF DJANET, ALGERIA, 2009

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SAND DUNES, NAMIB-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SAND DUNES, NAMIB-NAUKLUFT NATIONAL PARK, NAMIBIA 2005

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DINKA CATTLE CAMP OF KEI, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DINKA CATTLE CAMP OF KEI, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006

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AMAK CATTLE CAMP, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AMAK CATTLE CAMP, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006

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DINKA GIRL AT KOLKUEI CATTLE CAMP, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DINKA GIRL AT KOLKUEI CATTLE CAMP, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006

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A HIMBA WOMAN, KAOKOLAND, NAMIBIA, 2005
 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A HIMBA WOMAN, KAOKOLAND, NAMIBIA, 2005

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DINKA MAN, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006
 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DINKA MAN, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006

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DINKA MAN, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DINKA MAN, SOUTHERN SUDAN, 2006

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AFRICAN ELEPHANT, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

AFRICAN ELEPHANT, KAFUE NATIONAL PARK, ZAMBIA, 2010

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A LEOPARD IN THE BARAB RIVER VALLEY, DAMARALAND. NAMIBIA, 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A LEOPARD IN THE BARAB RIVER VALLEY, DAMARALAND. NAMIBIA, 2005

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BAOBAB TREES ON A MUSHROOM ISLAND IN THE BAY OF MORAMBA, MADAGASCAR, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BAOBAB TREES ON A MUSHROOM ISLAND IN THE BAY OF MORAMBA, MADAGASCAR, 2010

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THE RORAIMA TEPUI, VENEZUELA, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE RORAIMA TEPUI, VENEZUELA, 2006

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THE ANAVILHANAS, THE WORLDS LARGEST INLAND ARCHIPELAGO, AMAZONAS, BRAZIL, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE ANAVILHANAS, THE WORLDS LARGEST INLAND ARCHIPELAGO, AMAZONAS, BRAZIL, 2009

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THE AMAZON RAINFOREST BORDERS THE IMERI MOUNTAIN RANGE, AMAZONAS, BRAZIL, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE AMAZON RAINFOREST BORDERS THE IMERI MOUNTAIN RANGE, AMAZONAS, BRAZIL, 2009

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ZO'É GROUP, STATE OF PARÁ, BRAZIL, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ZO'É GROUP, STATE OF PARÁ, BRAZIL, 2009

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A MEMBER OF THE ZO'É GROUP, STATE OF PARÁ, BRAZIL, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A MEMBER OF THE ZO'É GROUP, STATE OF PARÁ, BRAZIL, 2009

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PERFORMER AT THE MOUNT HAGEN SING SING FESTIVAL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PERFORMER AT THE MOUNT HAGEN SING SING FESTIVAL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2006

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PERFORMER AT THE MOUNT HAGEN SING SING FESTIVAL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2006 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PERFORMER AT THE MOUNT HAGEN SING SING FESTIVAL, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 2006

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