One of the GREATEST photo books I have ever seen -Sebastiao Salgado "Genesis"
This is flat out one of the greatest collections of images I have ever seen. The quality of this work is mind blowing.
I can not imagine what it would have been like to set out on 30 different trips across a 10 year period to capture the images that it comprises. The pure quality of the black and white images leaves you to scratch your head and ask how in the world did he capture such thick blacks and consistent tones.
If you have room on your bookshelf and this book fits, I highly recommend studying it.
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“In GENESIS, my camera allowed nature to speak to me. And it was my privilege to listen.” —Sebastião Salgado
On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward—though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer—the camera became his tool for interacting with the world. Salgado, who “always preferred the chiaroscuro palette of black-and-white images,” shot very little color in his early career before giving it up completely.