A solitary man praying in the vast expanse of the Sahara desert outside Algeria. Africa's Dinka people herding longhorn cattle in a dusty region of the Sudan. A Nenet nomad caught in a blustery windstorm in Siberia. A soaring iceberg in Antarctica sculpted into a fairy-tale castle by the inexorable tides of time.
Those are just a few of the riveting images on display at Wynwood's Dina Mitrani Gallery in "Genesis," a new show by world-renowned photographer Sebastiao Salgado, opening Thursday at 7 p.m.
Salgado';s arresting images, shot during an eight-year period, mark the Brazilian shutterbug’s call to action for greater stewardship of our planet's natural resources and serve as a reminder that we can each influence the Earth's healing in small, individual ways.
Salgado, who has traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects, sees his current work at the Mitrani space as a response to earlier series in which he explored displaced populations and soul-numbing work conditions around the world.
For "Genesis," the globetrotting lensman traveled to Alaska, Siberia, Africa, and South America to explore tribes, animals, forests, deserts, and waters. His loving eye and deep appreciation for the environment have produced stunning results.
The exhibit marks Mitrani's second collaboration with Santa Monica's Peter Fetterman Gallery in what also promises to be one of the top draws of this month's Second Saturday. The exhibition will run through January 10, 2015 at Dina Mitrani Gallery (2620 NW Second Ave., Miami). Call 786-486-7248 or visit dinamitranigallery.com.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 1 p.m. Starts: Nov. 6. Continues through Jan. 10, 2014