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Sebastião Salgado
Scent of a dream. A journey in the world of coffee

On show in Venice, Sebastião Salgado's imagesfor illy
Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado


For the first time, from 6 May to 27 September 2015, Sebastião Salgado's exhibition for illy, entitled "SCENT OF A DREAM. Ajourney in the world of coffee", will be shown at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, in association with Contrasto. The exhibition is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.

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.

"SCENT OF A DREAM. A journey in the world of coffee" thus aims tobe the greatest reportage ever produced on the world of coffee, considering that ten of the countries from which illy buys coffee were involved in the project: Brazil, India, Indonesia, Ethiopia,Guatemala, Colombia, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Tanzania.

The press preview announcing the show will take place on Tuesday 5th May 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fondazione Bevilacqua LaMasa, Piazza San Marco 71/c - Venice, and will be attended by Sebastião Salgado.

To mark this event, the Italian book entitled "PROFUMO DI SOGNO. Viaggio nel mondo del caffè" published by Contrasto will bepresented. Using the images created by the great humanist photographer and text by Andrea Illy, Luis Sepulveda, Angela Vettese and of course, Sebastião Salgado, the book tells the story of the journey through the coffee plantations. The book is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, the photographer's wife.

Born in Brazil and driven by his passion to document images from around the world, Sebastião Salgado is well acquainted with the lives of coffee growers, having observed them since he was a child: born in 1944 into a large family from the Brazilian interior state of Minas Gerais, where his father was transporting coffee to the ports along the coast, later economist at the International Coffee Organization, has chosen over the years to become a witness of sustainable development of the planet.


Exhibition details
Title: SCENTOF A DREAM. A journey in the world of coffee
Author:Sebastião Salgado
Curated by: Lélia Wanick Salgado
Promotedby: illycaffè
Office: Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Piazza San Marco 71/C - Venice
Duration: 6 May - 27 September 2015
Opening hours:Wednesday - Sunday, 10:30 am - 05:30 pm
Admission: free

Book details
Title: Profumodi sogno. Viaggio nel mondo del caffè.
Author: Sebastião Salgado
Editing, planning and design: Lélia Wanick Salgado
Texts by: Luis Sepulveda,Andrea Illy and Angela Vettese
Publisher: Contrasto
Language: Italian
Format: 24.3 x 35.5 cm, 320 pages
Photographs: 150 approximately
Cover: hardback
Coverprice: € 59.00
Availableat: all Italian bookshops, illyshop stores, shop.illy.com, www.contrastobooks.com, the exhibition bookshop and the Coffee Cluster at Milano Expo 2015