By Sebastião Salgado
Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado spent six years deep in the thick jungle of the Amazon, resulting in this pièce de résistance. Amazônia visually documents the climate, wildlife and lives of those who live in this emerald-green wilderness region. Salgado celebrates the indigenous people as guardians of the Amazon's fragile ecosystem, under continued threat from climate change and development. Images of bulging clouds gathering like clumped cotton over glistening bodies of water and the rituals of family life fill Amazônia's many pages. For a visceral immersion into the world of Salgado's photographs - accompanied by a soundtrack of thunder, rain and the rustlings of animals - the Amazônia exhibition is on until 13 February 2022 at Rome's National Museum of 21st Century Arts.