Curated by: Lélia Wanick Salgado

The show

A total immersion in the Amazon forest, amidst the majesty of its vegetation, the power of the mountains, the roar of the waters, the life of the indigenous peoples who inhabit and guard it.

It is the Sebastião Salgado exhibition. Amazônia, at the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts from 1 October 2021 to 13 February 2022, the only Italian stage of the project.

Produced by MAXXI in collaboration with Contrasto, the exhibition is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, travel and life partner of the great photographer. Global partner Zurich, sponsor of Bulgarelli Production.

After the Genesis project, dedicated to the most remote regions of the planet to witness their majestic beauty, Salgado embarked on a new series of journeys to capture the incredible richness and variety of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest and the ways of life of its peoples, settling in their villages for weeks and photographing the different ethnic groups. In fact, the Amazon forest occupies a third of the South American continent, an area larger than the entire European Union. This project lasted six years during which the Master photographed the forest, the rivers, the mountains and the people who live there, recording the immense power of the nature of those places and capturing, at the same time, their fragility.


Works on display

Timetable and tickets


Via Guido Reni, 4a
00196 Roma


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