Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS, Art Edition D’, 2004, TASCHEN

Salgado’s masterpiece: GENESIS — Earth eternal
A photographic homage to our planet in its natural state
Two volumes bound in full leather, limited to five editions of 100 numbered and signed sets. Every set comes with a gelatin silver print, signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.

“My love letter to the planet.”
— Sebastião Salgado

Art Edition D - No. 301-400
Marine iguana, Galápagos, Ecuador, 2004
Gelatin silver print
33,5 x 25 cm/13 x 10 in. (image), 40 x 30 cm/16 x 12 in. (sheet)
(Frame not included)

The Art Edition comes with a book stand designed by Tadao Ando
The GENESIS book stand was conceived by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the only living person to have won architecture’s four most prestigious prizes. Ando’s simple and innovative design consists of two “twin” pieces of wood, bound together with leather, into which a third piece of wood can be slotted to form a sturdy, elegant display.

Fine print:
GENESIS is printed on a traditional coated 250 gsm art paper from the German paper mill Scheufelen that is no longer available on the market and was produced specially for TASCHEN. The black and white pictures are reproduced in a four-color separation process, with two blacks and two shades of grey; the density of the blacks achieved rivals that of the finest silver gelatin prints. GENESIS was printed and bound in an Italian workshop utilizing traditional craftsmanship techniques that are unique worldwide in this field, using Italian Cialinen fabric for the cover. The Ando book stand was hand made in Spain, and the leather originates from Britain.

Precious cargo:
The two volumes come carefully packaged along with the stand in a
robust custom-made wooden crate to preserve and protect them.
Attention: total weight is 59 kg (130 lb)!

Art Edition limited to 100 numbered and signed sets.
Two volumes bound in full leather.
Every set includes a book stand in cherry wood veneer designed by Tadao Ando.
Also included is a cloth-bound caption book.
Every set comes with a gelatin silver print, signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.
Delivered in a wooden cargo box (total weight: 59 kg [130 lb])

Signature: Signed by Sebastião Salgado and printed under his personal supervision.

About Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado travels the world documenting the poor and powerless, as well as the grandeur of nature, in analog black-and-white photographs that are both highly formal and unflinchingly documentary. Influenced by his training as an economist, and aligned with masters of documentary photography like Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Salgado focuses on the adverse results of globalization. As he explains: “Each of my stories is about globalization and economic liberalization: a sample of the human condition on the planet today.” That condition is one of peril for those at the bottom of the global economy, as photographs like Legs, Serra Pelada, Brasil (1986) attest. In this photograph, Salgado hones in on the taut, muscular legs of Brazilian miners. Barely covered by sweat-drenched shorts, the men’s legs seem strong yet fragile, as Salgado captures them straining against an incline of bare earth.

Brazilian, b. 1944, Aimorés, Brazi, based in Paris, France