Sebastião Salgado: Genesis

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Natural History Museum

Until Sun Sep 8 2013

Sebastião Salgado, 'In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil', 2005

Sebastião Salgado, 'In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil', 2005 © Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas IMages / nbpictures

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A really beautiful and inspiring photography exhibition. loved it and would go again!


great raw photography from around the world, shows you things you will never see in your life. powerful.


Usual rubbish from the pretentious fools at Time Out. The reality is always the diametrical opposite to their reviews. Fabulous exhibition by a fine photographer.


The other commenters are being overly sensitive to any criticism of Salgado. Like it or not, it does smack of white privilege to take photos of tribespeople living in the 21st century and pretend they represent some bygone era of perfection and innocence. It's patronising in the extreme. Whining that Salgado is a "superlative" photographer doesn't negate these criticisms, it just makes clear your own lack of critical faculties. The reviewer also obviously has a lot of respect for Salgado's technical skills, and does review the photos themselves as "magnificent". So it's a poor riposte to call this a sensationalist review. If you can't handle criticism of your favourite artists, maybe you shouldn't read other people's reviews.


I really dunno why this article seems to be attacking the exhibition. The photos are brilliant, they show parts of the world you normally wouldn't see. Locations that you thought didn't exist anymore. Yes he has photographs of small tribes (which are excellent) but he's not claiming that's the entirety of South America. Brazil has one of the fastest growing economies in the world at the moment, are you attacking his exhibition because he's not showing that as well? It's not a guide to South America


I agree with the comment below. The timeout review reads like a sensationalist attempt to find fault with an excellent exhibition for the sake of being contrary. Given the high stars time out gives some dubious modern art exhibitions some consistency would be nice.

Geoff Maguire

Oh dear. This sounds like the barely thought out reactionary response of a spoiled child. To compare Salgado to a nineteenth century coloniser is pretty puerile and misguided, the suggestion being that tribespeople shouldn't be photographed by non-indigenous people. The wayward criticism of a great exhibition by a superlative photographer reflects very badly on the critical faculties of Time Out.