As Globe Trekker HQ winds down for the holidays, our production team are busy wrapping up an exciting new documentary coming out in the Spring, Coffee – The Drink that Changed America, produced in collaboration with PBS.
Earlier this year the Globe Trekker team were out and about shooting the final sequences at veteran coffee shop, Caffe Vita at Capitol Hill, Seattle – home of American artisan coffee scene. Caffe Vita has been around for 20 years and now operates nine cafes in the Pacific Northwest, a roasteria cafe in New York City, and a cafe in Los Angeles.
Our team was treated to a cupping session – that’s a coffee tasting – and a look at the roasting process.
Next documentary director, Ian Sciacaluga met Mark Pendergrast – author of Uncommon Ground – the definitive history of coffee and Dean Cycon from Dean’s Beans. Dean Cyon has a long history as a lawyer and activist in indigenous rights and through activism, ecological responsibility and innovative direct development programs for twenty years has utilised coffee as a vehicle for progressive change throughout the coffee lands of Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Mursi Women in Ethiopia with prominent lip plates
Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian photographer famous for his extraordinary black and white images of life in some of the most remote and least visited parts of our planet.
Salgado’s latest work is the monumental project called Genesis, a collection of more than 200 images from the far reaches of the Earth, and showcases the results of an eight-year long project
This unique body of work is now exhibiting at London’s Natural History Museum through to September this year.
The collection contains startling images of the daily life of Siberian nomads, Papua New Guinea natives and Amazonian tribes photographed over weeks and months on location in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
Salgado’s images of the Mursi tribe of Ethiopia ( filmed by Globe Trekker in 1996) and his images of South Georgia in the South Atlantic (filmed by GT in 2009) and are among the most memorable images of the exhibition and a testimony to the extraordinary talents of this Globe Trotting photographic genius of our age!
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis is at the Natural History Museum, London, from 11 April to 8 September
Ticket prices £10 adults, £5 child and concession, £27 family