From May 13, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum will welcome Amazônia, a critically acclaimed major exhibition exploring the work of world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, with free tickets available now for its 12-week run.

This is his first UK exhibition of this scale outside London for more than 20 years and the first to come to Manchester. Amazônia celebrates the indigenous peoples and breathtaking landscapes of the Brazilian rainforest through more than 200 black and white images and interviews with indigenous leaders. This is accompanied by a specially commissioned immersive soundtrack from French composer Jean-Michel Jarre, which brings to life the sounds of the rainforest.

For seven years, Salgado worked in the Amazon with 12 different indigenous communities. The result is a collection of powerful photographs which presents Salgado’s vision of a forest approaching a crucial tipping point in the fight against climate change. The exhibition was curated and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado.

Main image: Chaman Yanomami en rituel avant la montee vers le Pico da Neblina, Etat d’Amazonas, Bresil, 2014 © Sebastiao Salgado/nbpictures.

Amazônia is at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester from May 13 until August 14, 2022. Tickets for Amazônia are available now and can be booked in advance through the museum’s website or by calling 033 0058 0058. Amazônia is part of an international exhibition tour which began at the Philharmonie in Paris and includes the MAXXI in Rome, SESC in Sao Paulo and the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro.