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.

YALI TRIBAL GROUP, WEST PAPUA, INDONESIA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

YALI TRIBAL GROUP, WEST PAPUA, INDONESIA, 2010

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MENTAWAI CLIMBING A GIGANTIC TREE TO COLLECT DURIAN FRUIT, SIBERUT ISLAND, WEST SUMATRA,INDONESIA, 2008 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MENTAWAI CLIMBING A GIGANTIC TREE TO COLLECT DURIAN FRUIT, SIBERUT ISLAND, WEST SUMATRA,INDONESIA, 2008

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TEUREM, SIKIERIE AND LEADER OF THE MANTAWAI CLAN PREPARING A FILTER FOR SAGO, WEST SUMATRA, INDONESIA, 2008 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

TEUREM, SIKIERIE AND LEADER OF THE MANTAWAI CLAN PREPARING A FILTER FOR SAGO, WEST SUMATRA, INDONESIA, 2008

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A GROUP OF WAURU FISH IN THE PIULAGA LAKE, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL, 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

A GROUP OF WAURU FISH IN THE PIULAGA LAKE, MATO GROSSO, BRAZIL, 2005

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MARINE IGUANA, GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR, 2004 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MARINE IGUANA, GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR, 2004

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GIANT TORTOISE, GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR, 2004 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GIANT TORTOISE, GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS, ECUADOR, 2004

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SEA LIONS AT PUERTO EGAS IN JAMES BAY, SANTIAGO ISLAND, GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR, 2004 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SEA LIONS AT PUERTO EGAS IN JAMES BAY, SANTIAGO ISLAND, GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR, 2004

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SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL CALVES, SAINT ANDREW'S BAY, SOUTH GEORGIA, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEAL CALVES, SAINT ANDREW'S BAY, SOUTH GEORGIA, 2009

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SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES, VALDÉS PENINSULA, ARGENTINA, 2004 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALES, VALDÉS PENINSULA, ARGENTINA, 2004

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SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE TAIL, VALDÉS PENINSULA, ARGENTINA, 2004 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE TAIL, VALDÉS PENINSULA, ARGENTINA, 2004

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COLONY OF CHINSTRAP AND MACARONI PENGUINS WITH MOUNT MICHAEL AN ACTIVE VOLCANO BEHIND, SAUNDERS ISLAND, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

COLONY OF CHINSTRAP AND MACARONI PENGUINS WITH MOUNT MICHAEL AN ACTIVE VOLCANO BEHIND, SAUNDERS ISLAND, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLAND, 2009

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CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON ZAVODOVSKI ISLAND, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON ZAVODOVSKI ISLAND, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009

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CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON AN ICEBERG BETWEEN ZAVODOVSKI AND VISOKOI ISLANDS, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON AN ICEBERG BETWEEN ZAVODOVSKI AND VISOKOI ISLANDS, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009

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CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON AN ICEBERG BETWEEN ZAVODOVSKI AND VISOKOI ISLANDS, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHINSTRAP PENGUINS ON AN ICEBERG BETWEEN ZAVODOVSKI AND VISOKOI ISLANDS, SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS, 2009

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ICEBERG BETWEEN PAULET ISLAND AND THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA, 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ICEBERG BETWEEN PAULET ISLAND AND THE SHETLAND ISLANDS, ANTARCTICA, 2005

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THE PENGUINS OF PAULET ISLAND RESTING ON AN ICEBERG, ANTARCTICA, 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE PENGUINS OF PAULET ISLAND RESTING ON AN ICEBERG, ANTARCTICA, 2005

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CHINSTRAP PENGUINS, DECEPTION ISLAND, ANTARCTICA, 2005 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHINSTRAP PENGUINS, DECEPTION ISLAND, ANTARCTICA, 2005

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ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA, 2009 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, ALASKA, 2009

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THE GRAND CANYON IN UTAH, VIEWED FROM THE NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA, USA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE GRAND CANYON IN UTAH, VIEWED FROM THE NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA, USA, 2010

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THE CONFLUENCE OF THE COLORADO AND THE LITTLE COLORADO RIVERS, ARIZONA, USA, 2010 by SEBASTIAO SALGADO (Born 1944) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE CONFLUENCE OF THE COLORADO AND THE LITTLE COLORADO RIVERS, ARIZONA, USA, 2010

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