Sebastião Salgado

February 9 - 27, 2021
  • For over four decades, Sebastião Salgado has undertaken projects of vast scope and complexity, traveling to over one hundred countries to document the plight and dignity of ordinary individuals and the fragility of the natural environment. Salgado makes photographs grounded in the reality of contemporary political and social issues, yet characterized by a mystery that transcends the temporal and approaches the condition of epic poetry. 

  • WORKERS In Workers, made between1986 and1992, Salgado undertook what he calls “The Archaeology of Industrialism”, producing a paean to large-scale...

    Workers Bathe in the Narmada River, Sandar Sarovar Dam, Gujarat, India, 1990

    Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches. $9,000.

    WORKERS

    In Workers, made between1986 and1992, Salgado undertook what he calls “The Archaeology of Industrialism”, producing a paean to large-scale manual labor as machines began to replace human workers at the turn of the millennium.  His images of gold miners in Brazil and oil field workers in Kuwait illuminate the elemental confrontation between the worker and the raw materials of the earth.

  • MIGRATIONS Informed by his background as an economist, Salgado focused for much of his career on global social systems and...

    The Beach of Vung Tau, Vietnam, 1995.
    Gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches. $20,000.

    MIGRATIONS

    Informed by his background as an economist, Salgado focused for much of his career on global social systems and their impact on communities and individuals in developing countries.  For Migrations, made between 1993 and 1999, Salgado documented the phenomenon of mass population displacement occurring on every continent as millions of people, in an elemental struggle for survival, ruptured their ties with land and tradition in a flight toward other destinies. 

    • Sebastião Salgado Church Gate Station, Bombay, India, 1995 Gelatin silver print 24 x 35 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      Church Gate Station, Bombay, India, 1995
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      24 x 35 inches
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    • Sebastião Salgado The Mosque of Istiqlal, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996 Gelatin silver print 20 x 24 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      The Mosque of Istiqlal, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1996
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      20 x 24 inches
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    • Sebastião Salgado Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996 Gelatin silver print 20 x 24 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996
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    • Sebastião Salgado Women Carrying Goods to the Market of Chimbote, Chimborazo, Ecuador, 1998 Gelatin silver print 20 x 24 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      Women Carrying Goods to the Market of Chimbote, Chimborazo, Ecuador, 1998
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      20 x 24 inches
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    • Sebastião Salgado Chimborazo, Ecuador, 1998 Gelatin silver print 24 x 20 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      Chimborazo, Ecuador, 1998
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      24 x 20 inches
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    • Sebastião Salgado Africa Korem Camp, Ethiopia , 1984 Gelatin silver print. 20 x 24 inches
      Sebastião Salgado
      Africa Korem Camp, Ethiopia , 1984
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      20 x 24 inches
      $9,000.00
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  • Iceberg, Paulet and Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005. Gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches. $20,000.

    Iceberg, Paulet and Shetland Islands, Antarctica, 2005.
    Gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches. $20,000.

  • Genesis

    Begun in 2004, Genesis is the result of an eight-year worldwide survey, drawing together images of land and marine wildlife, arctic, desert, and tropical landscapes, and indigenous communities still living in accordance with ancestral traditions and cultures. A celebration of the world’s primordial beauty, Genesis is also a clarion call about the delicate state of the planet, and the immediate crisis of environmental degradation and climate change. Depicted in both strength and fragility, at peace and in chaos, the images ask that we not only see the world that is around us, but protect it.

  • “Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed...

    The Brooks Range, Alaska, 2009.
    Gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches. $20,000

    Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is testimony that our planet still harbors vast and remote regions where nature reigns in silent and pristine majesty.” - Sebastião Salgado

  • Travelling exhibitions of Salgado’s work have been presented in institutions throughout the world, and his work is held in many museum collections including the Centre Pompidou, Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Modern Art, NY, J. Paul Getty Museum, Tate, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, among others. Salt of the Earth, a feature-length documentary about the artist directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, won the Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 2014.  In 1998, Salgado and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado founded the Instituto Terra, dedicated to the reforestation of land in Salgado’s home state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, ultimately planting more than 2.5 million seedlings from 297 native species.