Photographs by
Sebastião Salgado

Curation & Scenography:
Lélia Wanick Salgado



The exhibition GENESIS at La Sucrière, Lyon, will temporarily close this evening, Friday March 13, 6 p.m, until further notice.

This decision is in line with the government’s decision announced today. We want to follow safety guidelines and help as much as possible to limit the spread of the epidemic.

We hope that this exceptional closing period will be reduced to its maximum and the reopening date will be announced on our website and our social networks Facebook and Instagram.

Many thanks for your understanding.

The exhibition team
GENESIS – Sebastião Salgado
La Sucrière – Lyon

“Through these photographs, Genesis aspires to show and to share this beauty. It is a visual tribute to a fragile planet that we all have a duty to protect.”

– Lélia Wanick Salgado, curator

Genesis is the great exhibition by Sebastião Salgado, his own photographic tribute to our planet in its natural state. From February 20th and until May, 10th, 2020, discover at La Sucrière this exceptional exhibition of 245 black and white photographs: the result of an epic eight-year work and about thirty trips around the world. Through 5 geographic chapters, the exhibition becomes a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world.