Sebastião Salgado: Genesis. At the natural history Museum – August 2013
I wanted to see other landscape master to compare and contrast his work with Ansel Adams I had only seen one of his images, (Iceberg Between Paulet Islands and the Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005), and was amazed at its high drama and the huge visual impact it portrayed.
The Genesis Exhibition did not disappoint – the images and subject matter were awe inspiring – as was the printing and framing of the photographs.
The biggest difference between him and Ansel Adams was that he traveled so much more and had access to many more resources and vantage points. His pictures of people, places and viewpoints would be difficult to re-produce for most people, and very costly.
Sebastião Salgado (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist, where As Ansel’s Adams was more a purest/pioneering landscape photographer.
He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world, the gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century..
He is also one of the great masters at isolating the dramatic landscapes that draws you into distance lands and them lets your mind and imagination wander through them. They are also images that almost impossible for most of us to access or to reproduce – including me!