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closed Sebastiao Salgado. Exodus

Curated by: Lélia Wanick Salgado

The show

From 8 th February to 14 th June in partnership with Pistoia – Dialoghi sull’uomo, a festival of contemporary anthropology, and Contrasto, Fondazione Pistoia Musei presents Exodus. Travelling the Roads of Migrations, a one man show about the great photojournalist Sebastião Salgado.


The exhibition, curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado and featuring a collection of 180 photographs, tells the story of the age in which we live through some of the dramatic and heroic moments individual people have experienced and poses an important question yet to be answered: as we head into the future, are we, perhaps, leaving most of humanity behind?

For years, this Brazilian photographer has documented mass migrations, taking snapshots of the living conditions of millions of people who have managed to break all ties with their own roots and gone in search of themselves on a journey towards other places.

Almost an entire generation has almost gone by since these photographs were first displayed and yet, in many ways, the world they portray has not changed.

Today’s refugees are simply the most obvious victims of a global process, showing that everything that happens here on Earth is interconnected, from the growing gap between the rich and poor to demographic growth, from the mechanisation of farming to the destruction of the environment, from climate change to fanaticism serving political ends.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via de' Rossi, 7
51100 Pistoia


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Until 08 May 2022

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