On 13 October the Science Museum will be opening a new exhibition exploring the work of world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado – Amazônia. The exhibition will then open at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester in May 2022.
Famous for documenting the social and environmental issues facing the planet, Salgado’s work explores the dialogue between nature and humanity. Salgado worked in the Amazon for six years with twelve different indigenous communities to create this new photography project, comprising over 200 black and white images, several of which have never before been exhibited in the UK, which present his view of the indigenous people, forests and rivers of Amazônia.
The exhibition is curated and designed by Lelia Wanick Salgado.
Amazônia will be enhanced by video interviews with indigenous leaders and activists working to protect this incredible region and an immersive, orchestral soundtrack by composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
The exhibition illustrates Salgado’s vision of the Amazon as a unique landscape of unparalleled beauty that is in critical need of protection. Using the power of photography to make the distant feel immediate, Amazônia explores what the world is at risk of losing and offers visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this incredible region.
From images of epic landscapes filled with lush rainforests taken from river boats and sweeping aerial shots of the immense waterfalls and stormy skies to portraits of the diverse indigenous communities that call this special part of the world home, Amazônia offers visitors the opportunity to see this unique environment through the lens of one of the most eminent photographers working today.