Genesis, by Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado

Attendees: enjoy the photography

MARBELLA will be playing host to a new exhibition, Genesis, by Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado, until October 1.

The terraces of the Puerto Deportivo will see the event attract photography fans from all over after the work was inaugurated by La Caixa bank as part of their Social Work programme.

The exhibition was opened by councillors Manuel Osorio and Manuel Cardeña, as well as GemaMidón, the director of the CaixaBank office in Marbella, Jose Rueda, and the representative of the artist’s work in Spain, Miguel Gonzalez.

Osorio explained, “Marbella is a benchmark and a magnificent showcase for a high quality exhibition in which Salgado reflects the greatness of our planet.” The councillor thanked La Caixa for “its commitment to culture, training and helping the most disadvantaged.”

Jose Rueda, for his part, has thanked the council for an initiative, part of the program Art in the street, whose objective is “to turn the cities into open-air museums and bring the creations of contemporary artists to the public “.

Salgado’s representative in Spain highlighted the support of both institutions and explained the exhibition is composed of 38 black and white photographs “which are the testimony of a long coexistence of humans with nature and a visual ode to a world that we must protect.”

Genesis is structured in five sections, each representing an extensive region with several human ecosystems and groups; The southern confines, with images of South Georgia, the Malvinas, and Valdes peninsula and Sanctuaries, captured in the Galapagos Islands, Indonesia and the ecosystems of Madagascar, as well as Africa, developed in the Okavango Delta in Botswana and Virunga Park.

The exhibition also covers Northern lands with landscapes of Alaska and the Colorado plateau, the Canadian island of Baffin and the northern regions of Russia and northern Siberia and The Amazon and the Pantanal, centered in Manaus, national parks of Canaima (Venezuela) and Xingu (Brazil) and the Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world, between Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.

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