The Slovenia Times

Ljubljana to host acclaimed photographer Salgado


Genesis, on display at the Jakopič Gallery and the City Museum, will run between 1 June and 31 August, with organisers expecting an international turnout as the photographer has not been featured in SE Europe so far.

Genesis is Salgado's eight-year project which aims to present the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. The series features photographs of landscapes and wildlife as well as of communities that continue to live in accordance with their traditions and cultures.

The exhibition, like the eponymous book of photographs, is divided into five parts: Planet South, Sanctuaries, Africa, Northern Spaces, Amazonia and Pantanal.

According to the MGML, Genesis is the photographer's response to the hardships witnessed during his decades-long career, during which he also put together series like "Workers" and "Migrations".

One of the reasons for the exhibition, which will be the cultural centrepiece of the 2016 Green Capital of Europe project in Ljubljana, was Salgado's universal approach to the planet, according to MGML boss Blaž Peršin.

Artistic director of the Jakopič Gallery Marija Skočir meanwhile noted that the MGML wants to build on the sustainable perspective of the project. One of the possible deliberations would be that of Slovenian forests - an important natural resource.

While Genesis will be the photographer's only series showcased in Ljubljana, the MGML plans to present Salgado comprehensively through monographs and other materials.

The presentation will include open-air screenings of the 2014 biopic "The Salt of the Earth" by Wim Wenders and Salgado's son Ribeiro Salgado.


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