Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis'

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours at Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis' photography exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. This is the very best photography exhibition I've ever seen, by far. The subject matter is inspiring, the photographer's stunning compositions are breathtaking (yes, literally), the mostly high contrast full tonal range images are printed to the highest quality most of us can only aspire to, and they are superbly presented in a simple but highly effective gallery space. And of course, they are all monochrome black and white images which serves to intensify the attention each and every image deserves. I couldn't afford one of the 500 £7,000 limited edition books of the exhibition, nor one from the 2,500 less expensive £2,000 limited edition - but I did part with £45 for the 500+ page hard back unlimited edition book of the exhibition

Highly, highly recommended, whether or not you're a photographer.