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Book Review: Sebastião Salgado • Genesis

After his previous long-term projects, Workers in 1993 and Migrations in 2000, Sebastião Salgado embarked on a new project, Genesis. David Hay took a look at the resulting project book and here expresses his thoughts

The term ‘master’ is greatly overused these days. It is almost impossible to go on a photography course that is not described as a ‘masterclass.’ Similarly, many books are now routinely described as ‘masterworks’. However, this book is a rarity. It is one of the few books that can genuinely be called a masterwork, as it is the end result of an extraordinary project carried out by one of the foremost photographers in the world, Sebastião Salgado.

After his previous long-term projects, Workers in 1993 and Migrations in 2000, Salgado embarked on a new project in 2004 to document the 46% of the planet whose appearance was still unaffected by the hand of man, the most...

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David Hay

I took up photography at the age of eleven and have been passionate about it ever since. As a retired biologist I still marvel at the beauty of the natural world and try and capture the colours and forms of natural things around me.

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