ICP: Sebastiáo Salgado: Genesis
Genesis is a compilation of 245 black-and-white photographs of wildlife, seascapes, landscapes and indigenous people. Genesis raises awareness about climate change. The exhibition is divided into five regions: Planet South, Africa, Amazonia, Sanctuaries, Pantanal and Northern Spaces.
“My earlier projects were voyages through the trials and tribulations of humanity. This one was my homage to the grandeur of nature.” – Salgado
The Marine Iguana is the only type of Iguana that can live in salt water. The scales on the animals arm resemble silver jewels. The black and white captures a majestic quality in the animal.
Some of Salgados work is at Aperture as well.
Aperture: New York Times Magazine
It was interesting to see all the photos that Mermelstein had taken and then the photos that he had boxed. It lets us see into his choosing process. It was also fascinating to see what a photographer captured on 9/11. On a day that I remember to vividly, I have never seen such raw photographs that capture the torture the day brought to the U.S.
“What began as an orderly exodus became chaotic as some 75,000 immigrants in little more than a week, tried to pass through the checkpoints that separate Tunisia and Libya.”
There is such life in this photo. The chaos is shown through the image. It has captured the atmosphere in one shot.
Whitney: Edward Hopper and Photography
Stephen Shore is an American photographer best known for banal scenes and objects in the U.S. He has made this truck stop interesting by noticing and photographing it. He could be enlightening us about a hidden treasure or just making us realize that not everything is glamorous.
This image shows plates, silverware, towels and what looks like a milk carton. They are basic household objects being photographed in an interesting light. It reminds me of early morning cooking before the sun has fully risen.
I loved how this series looks like the image was fast forwarded to different times of the day.
I’m drawn to the motion in this image. The image tells a story as the hat moves through it.