Friday Inspiration: Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado’s new book Genesis was waiting for me when I got home from vacation. It’s an amazing book, that represents the culmination of an almost 10 year project to photograph mountains, deserts, oceans, people and animals that have so far escaped change the onslaught of modern society. The book, it’s 517 pages !, is organized geographically into five chapters : Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia and Pantanal. As you might expect if you know Salgado’s work the photographs are lush black and white.

This interview on the Canon Europe website is an excellent read.

Watch Salgado discuss Genesis below:

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis from Edmond Terakopian on Vimeo.

Salgado talks at TED