Saturday, June 6, 2015

Genesis - Tribute to a Threatened Planet




Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millenia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today's world.

245 outstanding B&W photos by awarded Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado are on display at Cordoaria Nacional, the former 18th century rope and sail factory in Lisbon.

If you are not familiared with Salgado's work, DO a search online and imagine seeing his photos, some king-sized, on the wall. It's overwhelming!

22 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I like Salgado, it is always rather confronting photography, wich makes you thinking.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I took your advice and did a search. It would be a wonderful exhibition to visit.

Caramella said...

Very interesting. Thank you for the virtual tour and the information.

Stefan Jansson said...

I have read about some of his earlier work. Must be an interesting exhibition this one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Amazing venue for the exhibition. Sometimes I think the space art/photography is shown is almost as important as the work itself :)
P.s. enjoyed your series in tourist shots Jose, should imagine there will be many of them!

Sharon Anck said...

I would love to see this show in person.

Sami said...

Must be a wonderful exhibition. His work is very thought provoking!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I would love to see this exhibition in person, but your captures are the next best thing, Jose!! Thank you for sharing, as always! I do wish you a beautiful weekend!

Lowell said...

I would love this! Unfortunately, we've got a Creation museum which claims the world is only 6000 years old and dinosaurs roamed the earth with humans blah, blah, blah. We've also got a Noah's Ark being planned for Kentucky, I think. The morons are taking over!

cieldequimper said...

That looks fantastic and the space is magnificent.

Re. your comment on VDP: yes, they get them out of the orangerie every year to the orangerie parterre. It's the first time I've seen them in this specific location of the gardens though. And no, I didn't know about the oranges being brought by the Portuguese, thanks for the info!

RedPat said...

I shall check out the web for info on him! You are lucky to see such a show, JM!
Lowell is so funny - I hope he is joking.

VP said...

I am sure the photos are good, just can't understand why people keep using B&W well in the 21st century. Everything goes forward, photography goes backwards...

Barbara T said...

I have seen it in Rome, wonderfull!

Rhodesia said...

It is a sad world today what is happening to the wildlife. The world as it was might have not been easy to live in but I hope what is still here will survive. Would love to see this. Diane

Jack said...

This is a very fine facility for displaying photographs. I will try to check out the photographer's work.

Randy said...

Looks like a wonderful exhibit.

bailey-road.com said...

Looks like a great exhibit.

Stickup Artist said...

HIs images are so powerful and meaningful, it must be so intense to see so many of them in one space. I cannot imagine walking out of the exhibit without being overwhelmed and exhausted from the sheer force and profundity of the images. A remarkable artist.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wish I could see this exhibit in person. I'm going to check out the link you provided.

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, I guess I'm going to search for him online. ;))

Halcyon said...

What a fantastic exhibit space. I'll have to look for his works.

William Kendall said...

Such a beautiful interior for photography!