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Sebastião Salgado. GENESIS Hardcover – Illustrated, 27 May 2013

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GENESIS honors its biblical antecedent... there could be no more powerful reminder of all that we stand to lose. ― The New York Times

A true book for the ages. ― TIME

Salgado delivers another masterpiece. ― The Independent

GENESIS... a biblical title that suits the majesty of his subjects and offers the work as a beautifully articulated prayer for preservation and respect. ― The Los Angeles Times

GENESIS will further cement Salgado's reputation as one if the most significant photographers of his age. ― The Daily Telegraph

...a tribute to the diversity of planet earth. ― The Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s, she began to conceive and design the majority of Sebastião Salgado’s photography books and all of the exhibitions of his work. Since 1994, Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas Images (until 2017) and their Paris studio.

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 Wanick Salgado created Amazonas Images, which is today their studio, and exclusively handles his work. Salgado’s photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Sahel. L’Homme en détresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), and Gold (2019).

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ TASCHEN; Main edition (27 May 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 520 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3836538725
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3836538725
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 25.3 x 4.2 x 36.7 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully produced, breathtaking photography
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic photography
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a very big book!!
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