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Genesis, by Sebastião Salgado, arrives in Portugal in April

Following on from London, Paris, New York, Barcelona and many other cities, Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis exhibition finally arrives in Lisbon, under the auspices of the Lisbon City Council, EGEAC and TE.

Known around the world as one of the best contemporary photographers, Sebastião Salgado returns to Lisbon after 15 years to present, at the Cordoaria Nacional, his most recent exhibition – Genesis. Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, the exhibition consists of 245 large format photographs and offers a personal perspective of the last natural and human strongholds of a threatened planet. At first sight, the ‘untouched environments’ portrayed in Genesis contrast with Sebastião Salgado’s previous work, but on closer examination are the perfect counterpoint to the massification of work, migrations and globalised industrialisation.

Genesis will be on display at the Torreão Nascente at the Cordoaria Nacional from 9 April to 2 August 2015.

The documentary O Sal da Terra by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, about the photographer Sebastião Salgado, will be premièred by Midas Filmes on 9 April. Sal da Terra had its worldwide première at the Cannes Festival, where it received a Special Mention from the Jury of the Un Certain Regard section. Sebastião Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who accompanied him on his last trips, and by Wim Wenders, also a photographer.

O Sal da Terra was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary in January 2015.