Feb 05, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019

Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

Hosted By: Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Feb 05, 2019 at 8:00 pm to Jun 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm


Glaciers, densely populated by seals, endless Sahara dunes or mist-covered mountains in the Amazon rainforest: Sebastião Salgado depicts the earth as a creation of overwhelming beauty and thus sharpens our awareness of its preciousness. On over 30 journeys to all corners of the world, the French-Brazilian has created a photographic essay that simultaneously documents the majesty and the vulnerability of our environment. Salgado has sailed across oceans, scaled mountains, and crossed deserts. He has observed animals and met indigenous peoples in his endeavor to capture their environment and culture. The exhibition is a dramatic manifesto that not only touches visitors with its opulent black-and-white photographs, but also raises open questions about how we deal with the planet.

Introduction: Christian Brändle, Director Museum für Gestaltung Zürich

Photo Credit: Sebastião Salgado, Elephants hunted by poachers in Zambia, Kafue National Park, 2010, © Sebastião Salgado