Sebastião Salgado in Genoa

From March 23rd to July 14th, 2024, at Palazzo Ducale Aqua Mater. An exhibition dedicated to the great Brazilian photographer.

On March 23rd, Aqua Mater will be inaugurated at Palazzo Ducale in Genoa. It’s a photographic exhibition by Sebastião Salgado that aims primarily to reach a wide audience by sensitizing values such as respect for water, all natural resources, and life. Produced by Rjma with Palazzo Ducale Foundation for Culture and open until July 14th, 2024, in the Sottoporticato of Palazzo Ducale, the exhibition is curated by his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado.

Aqua Mater in Genoa

Sebastião Salgado in Genoa, 40 photographs

The exhibition presents over forty large-format photographs with a strong visual impact that demonstrates the photographer’s great sensitivity to environmental issues, with a keen eye on his country and the conditions of the Amazon region. It’s a way to understand, through the emotional impact of the Brazilian photographer’s shots, that water is the most precious liquid on Earth, indispensable for our existence. The idea of this exhibition arose from a reflection on the state of our planet. In this exhibition, water appears in all its forms, its purity and intensity, its abundance and scarcity. Water captured in solitude or in various interactions with humans, fauna, and flora, in a photographic selection that reflects its poetry and indispensable character.

Aqua Mater

Sebastião Salgado in Genoa, biography

Sebastião Salgado was born in Brazil in 1944. He trained as an economist first in Brazil and then in France. In the early 1970s, while working for the International Coffee Organization, he began to take an interest in photography. From amateur passion, photography quickly became a vocation and a life project for him. Salgado immediately found a niche in which he became a protagonist, documenting how environmental, economic, and political changes influence human life.

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