- Hardcover: 520 pages
- Publisher: Taschen; Pck Har/Bk edition (June 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3836538725
- ISBN-13: 978-3836538725
- Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 1.8 x 13.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (198 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS Hardcover – June 15, 2013
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"In Genesis, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen. (Sebastiao Salgado)"
About the Author
Sebastião Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lélia created Amazonas Images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel, L'Homme en détresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), and Genesis (2013).
Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s she began conceiving and designing the majority of Sebastião Salgado’s photography books and all the exhibitions of his work, including Genesis. Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas Images since 1994.
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Every single large image is presented as a 2 page spread, with a page division running right down the middle! This is nothing short of sacrilegious! When one purchases a book featuring the work of a great artist, one does NOT want distractions from, or defacement of, that work. This could easily have been avoided by producing the book in horizontal (landscape) format instead of the vertical (portrait) format the publisher chose... and for me, it utterly ruins my enjoyment of Salgado's incomparable work.
The book's layout gives respectful white space to the images, and while there are some larger images that span double-page spreads, I somehow didn't find this as annoying as I often do.
This book is also a great bargain. Go buy it!
As to its purpose, the book shows us the beauty of a fragile world we humans are on a fast track to destroying, but don't expect it to raise your commitment to alleviating global warming, our world's greatest existential peril. That's too much to expect of any book of photographs in this day and age of media saturation. Hopefully, some of the book's proceeds will help Salgado and his wife in their work of restoring a small piece of the Brazilian rain forest.
But they are split by centerfold ! Highly disappointing….This is a HUGE book, the photos could have easily been on just one page-
I wish I read the other reviews complaining about the same thing before buying.
Layout of book-1 star
I understand people's complaints about the full size landscape images being cut off by the double page layout, but for the price this is a literal steal... I wouldn't even call it an issue considering the fact that we have the chance to own images worth thousands of dollars (each) for under $50. Especially considering the amount of work that went into creating this book.
This is a MUST buy if you love Salgado's photography