On show in Venice, Sebastião Salgado’s images for illy.
Presented at the Foundation’s gallery in Piazza San Marco, the exhibition consists of a selection of 75 of the most representative images from the photographic journey which the great maestro undertook in partnership with illy to pay tribute to the men and women of coffee plantations: a journey involving people, landscapes and a harmonious relationship with the earth illustrated through highly expressive, evocative and emotive, black and white pictures. The company’s collaboration with Salgado, which began in 2002 in Brazil, demonstrates the attention that illy has always paid to issues regarding sustainable development, respect for local cultures and love for the earth. This concern is expressed through illy’s constant dialogue with growers: a relationship based on exchange and growth, and which focuses on product quality as well as improving living standards for the growers themselves and their communities. The incomparable vision of one of the greatest contemporary photographers has captured these values in images of the cultivation, harvesting, drying and selection of the precious beans.
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