Exhibition extended two additional weeks. Closes May 31.

The Brazilian-born artist’s black-and-white photographs are among the most influential images of our time—capturing the grim realities of industrialization in developing countries, the toll of warfare and the degradation of the natural environment. The artist’s quest to capture nature in its unspoiled original state culminated in 2013 with the publication of Genesis, a portfolio of 200 black-and-white photographs. Sebastião Salgado is the subject of the Oscar-nominated 2014 documentary The Salt of the Earth, directed by acclaimed German filmmaker Wim Wenders and the artist’s son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. In Salgado’s native Brazil, he and his wife founded the Instituto Terra, a reforestation project whose greenhouses produce more than one million seedlings a year. The Museum will have a selection of works by Salgado from its permanent collection and from the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and the Museum of Photographic Arts on view from February 20 through May 17.

Sebastiao Salgado, Church Gate Station, Western Railroad Line, Bombay, India, 1995. Gelatin silver print. The San Diego Museum of Art. 2006.194.
Support for the exhibition Sebastião Salgado is provided by the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.