Perhaps the most famous photographer working today, Sebastião Salgado has undertaken three long-term projects during his career: Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and, most recently Genesis. The result of eight years of work, Genesis was borne out of Salgado's desire to rediscover the natural world that has escaped the hand of modern humankind. The Genesis project, along with Salgado's Instituto Terra, are dedicated to showing the beauty of the planet, reversing the damage done to it and preserving it for the future.
Over 30 trips—travelled by foot, light aircraft, seagoing vessels, canoes, and even balloons, through extreme heat and cold and in sometimes dangerous conditions - Salgado created a collection of images showing us nature, animals, and indigenous peoples in breathtaking beauty. Mastering monochrome with an extreme deftness, Salgado brings black-and-white photography to a new dimension. This edition presents Salgado's photographs geographically, taking in the wildlife and vast icebergs of Antarctica, tribes in Brazil and West Papua as well as staggering landscapes from across the planet.