Amazônia - Photographs by Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado explored the Amazon region in Brazil for over seven years, photographing the forest, the rivers, the mountains and the people who live there. This deep universe, where the immense power of nature can be felt like nowhere else on earth, is the source of the gripping photographs, the images that surged before the photographer's eye.
Accompanied by a sound creation, a veritable world-symphony imagined by Jean-Michel Jarre starting with tangible sounds from the forest, the exhibit shares the voices and words from the Amerindian communities that have been photographed.
Created and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, this sense-surround exhibition that takes viewers to the heart of the Amazonian forest is an invitation to see, to hear, and to think about biodiversity and the place for human beings in the living world.
Guided visits are available throughout the entire duration of the exhibition. For more information please see www.avignon-tourisme.com
From 27/06 to 30/11/2022, daily. - 27 to 30 June: 10am to 6pm. - 1 July to 31 August: 10am to 7pm. - 1 September to 6 November: 10am to 6pm. - 7 to 30 November: 10am to 5pm. Last visitors must enter one hour before closing time.
Free entry for children under 8 years
Main global partner : Zurich
« Sebastião Salgado, the world-renowned photographer and winner of the 2021 Praemium Imperiale prize for painting, presents Amazônia, a groundbreaking photo exhibition documenting the Brazilian rainforest, its varied landscape and indigenous people. The stunning show invites self-reflection about the current ecological situation and humankind’s impact. Once again, Zurich is proud to join Salgado to build a better future together, this time as the main global partner of the Amazônia exhibition. Acting for the planet: a Zurich commitment At Zurich, we strive to have a positive impact on the planet through our role as an insurer, investor, employer and member of society. We have the knowledge, skills, spirit and drive to make a difference. We believe that photography is a powerful medium to promote awareness of climate change and environmental issues that affect the world around us. We echo Salgado’s efforts to encourage positive action for the planet in our commitment to protect the Amazon. »
Natural partner :
Mint Energie Lyro Rocher Group