17 Nov '11, 10am

In London Exhibit, Amazon Rainforest Photos Reveal Both Horror of Deforestation and Beauty of Unspoilt Regions

In London Exhibit, Amazon Rainforest Photos Reveal Both Horror of Deforestation and Beauty of Unspoilt Regions

© Sebastaio Salgado/Amazonas/rbpictures. The State of Amazonas, Brazil,2009 Every minute a huge track of the Amazon rainforest disappears. "Amazon ," a photography exhibit on view in London, highlights the beauty and fragility of the region and promotes the Sky Rainforest Rescue project. Award-winning photographers Sebastiao Salgado and Per-Ander Pettersson depict the conditions in the state of Acre in NW Brazil which is the size of Belgium. Sponsored by British broadcasting group Sky and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) , Sky Rainforest Rescue is a three year project which aims to help save one billion trees in the area. Sky and the WWF are raising £4M ($6M) to provide support for the local people and local government in their work to preserve their forests and introduce sustainable practices and monitor deforestation. The photos by Salgado portray the Amazonian landsc...

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