I'm actually too busy to watch all of this right now. Please tell me if it's good or not good! (I will give thanks for the subtitles...listening as I worked didn't go so well. But then I have trouble making out accents [as well as handwriting].)
Just posted today.
Sebastião's new book can be pre-ordered. If my email is any indication, this book is being very eagerly awaited.
Rod Purcell adds: "Hi Mike—Salgado's Genesis book is already released in the U.K. My copy came last week. However good you think it will be, it's better. You have to be impressed by the commitment the guy makes to his projects and the range of his output. It is also a demonstration on the power of B&W photographs. The Genesis exhibition is currently on display in London (until 8 September).
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Jeff: "Inspirational and important, on many levels."
Jack: "Yes, it's good and worth your time, especially the last minute when he shows a photo of his parents' farm, before and after. The before is the farm as the result of years of erosion, the after is the same exact photo location after the 2.5 million trees he had planted had grown up. A wonderful and unique example of renewal that can be achieved."
Zach: "Really really enjoyed the Genesis exhibition at NHM in London. Locals should definitely go. Huge prints and relatively uncrowded even on weekends (compared to, say, the wildlife photographer of the year show which is quite unpleasant at peak)."
Geoff Wittig: "I can hardly wait for this book. Salgado's Africa is a wonderful book, but to my surprise the two images that stopped me in my tracks were landscapes. So a book that features more of them...."
matt scooler: "Saw the book at AIPAD a few weeks ago—the book is very nice (and quite heavy—Amazon shipping weight is 8.7 pounds), however it truly pales in comparison to the gigantic two-volume limited edition set which I would recommend to any of your wealthy readers interested in his photography."
Mike replies: Shhh, don't tell Geoff.
V.I. Voltz: "I pre-ordered Genesis and received it a couple of weeks ago. The printing is beyond reproach, but too many of the photos traverse the gutter, several look even more over-processed/manipulated than before; enough that it makes looking through the technique hard, and the portrait format doesn't work especially well for my viewing position. I am glad I have it, but it isn't Workers or Migrations."
stefano: "I saw the book last week here in los angeles at the Paris Photo exhibit. it is beyond any expectation; as far as I am concerned, this is the best photography work ever published—you must see it to believe it. the 'small' and inexpensive version is good too, but once you see the full size behemoth(s), you are sold!"