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Sebastião Salgado: Genesis - Natural History Museum

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Elephants, Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010, sebastiao salgado, natural history museum
Elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010.

Sebastiao Salgado's photography might be black-and-white, but his subject matter is full of colour. Over the last eight years, the Brazilian photographer has travelled to thirty-two different countries, learning about the inhabitant's culture, environment, and way of life. He documented his travels with over two hundred photographs, which are now part of the Genesis exhibition at the Natural history Museum, and will be on display until the 8th September.

Salgado recognises the fact that most of the world's population now live in towns & cities, and that over the last century we have come to lose our ties with nature. Salgado wanted to get back in touch with the natural world, so spent much of his time discovering all he could about the ancient traditions of the indigenous people who live in some of the wildest places on Earth.

To share in his journey, you can book tickets at £10 for adults and £5 for children. The exhibition covers five themes, including Sanctuaries, Planet South, Africa, Northern Spaces, and Amazonia and Pantanal.
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Why? Learn about other cutures
When: Until 8th Sept
Phone: 44 (0)20 7942 5725
Where: Natural History Museum
Cost: £10 adult, £5 children
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