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Current Exhibition

  • Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands on the Antarctic Channel. At sea level, earlier flotation levels are clearly visible where the ice has been polished by the ocean’s constant movement. High above, a shape resembling a castle tower has been carved by wind erosion and detached pieces of ice. The Antarctic Peninsula, 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.
  • Sebastião Salgado, The eastern part of the Brooks Range, which rises to over 3,000 meters (9,800 ft.), The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA, 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.
  • Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, a group of Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village. Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.
  • Sebastião Salgado, Marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). Galápagos. Ecuador, 2004. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.

Genesis is the third long-term series on global issues by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado (born Brazil, 1944), following Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000). The result of an eight-year worldwide survey, the exhibition draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environment and climate change. ICP is proud to be the first U.S. venue of this momentous exhibition, which is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.

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Amazonas images wishes to thank UNESCO’s World Heritage Center for a most valuable collaboration. The exhibition at ICP is generously supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, TASCHEN, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the Anne Fontaine Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

SEPTEMBER 19–JANUARY 11, 2015