Sebastião Salgado, ‘Ubumbwe in Mist over the Forest of the Bisoke Volcano, Rwanda, from the Series Genesis’, 2004-printed 2007, Skinner
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Ubumbwe in Mist over the Forest of the Bisoke Volcano, Rwanda, from the Series Genesis’, 2004-printed 2007, Skinner
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Ubumbwe in Mist over the Forest of the Bisoke Volcano, Rwanda, from the Series Genesis’, 2004-printed 2007, Skinner
Sebastião Salgado, ‘Ubumbwe in Mist over the Forest of the Bisoke Volcano, Rwanda, from the Series Genesis’, 2004-printed 2007, Skinner

2004, printed 2007.

Image Size: 14.5 x 20.25 in. (36.6 x 51.3 cm), matted, unframed.
Sheet Measures: 20 x 24 in. (50.7 x 60.9 cm).

In 2014-15, work from Sebastião Salgado's Genesis series was exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York.

Signature: Signed, inscribed, and dated "S. Salgado RWANDA..." in pencil on the verso c.l., embossed copyright stamp on the recto l.l.

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