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Sebastião Salgado, winner of the 2021 Praemium Imperiale award for painting, presents Amazônia, a breath-taking photography exhibition that celebrates the indigenous peoples and varied landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest.

For seven years, Salgado worked with twelve different indigenous communities to create this magnificent photography exhibition. The result is over 200 powerful black-and-white photographs that uncover Salgado’s vision of the Amazon when the forest is approaching a crucial tipping point in the fight against climate change.

Delve into stunning portraits of indigenous leaders and their communities, dramatic landscapes taken from intrepid river boat journeys and sweeping aerial shots of the immense waterfalls and stormy skies. Feel immersed in the Amazon rainforest throughout this exhibition by the accompanying soundtrack by renowned composer Jean-Michel Jarre.

Find out how the Amazon is at risk in our short film below:

  • Download the large-print book for this exhibition ahead of your visit.
  • The exhibition is curated and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado.
  • Amazônia contains some content, including imagery of dead animals, that some visitors might find challenging.
  • Amazônia contains nudity.
  • Header image: Sebastião Salgado/nbpictures.

Amazônia is part of an international tour that starts at the Philharmonie in Paris and then moves on to the MAXXI in Rome, SESC in Sao Paulo and the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro. Amazônia will also open at the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester in 2022—sign up to emails to hear when tickets are available.

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