Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastião Salgado: Exodus

Sebastião Salgado: Exodus

It has been almost a generation since Sebastião Salgado first published Exodus but the story it tells, of fraught human movement around the globe, has changed little in 16 years. The push and pull factors may shift, the nexus of conflict relocates from Rwanda to Syria, but the people who leave their homes tell the same tale: deprivation, hardship, and…
Sebastião Salgado: A Life in Photography

Sebastião Salgado: A Life in Photography

Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his…
Sebastião Salgado: Kuwait: A Desert of Fire

Sebastião Salgado: Kuwait: A Desert of Fire

La Photographie Gallerie presents a stunning series of images by acclaimed photographer Sebastião Salgado depicting the burning Kuwaiti oil fields of the 1991 Gulf War. Sebastião Salgado was born on 8 February 1944 in Aimorés in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, and currently lives in Paris with his wife and greatest accomplice, Leila Wanick Salgado. Having trained as an…
Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

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 a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And…
Sebastião Salgado: Kuwait

Sebastião Salgado: Kuwait

For his second solo exhibition at Sundaram Tagore Chelsea, world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado presents a selection of stunning monochromatic photographs from his landmark series Kuwait. Shot in 1991 as the Gulf War drew to a close, the images in this show chronicle the raging oil well fires ignited by Saddam Hussein’s forces as they retreated from Kuwait. This exhibition of…
Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas

Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas

The first edition of Sebastião Salgado: Other Americas was published in 1985 by the French publisher Contrejour, and included photographs from Salgado’s numerous trips through Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico. The Brazil-born, Paris-based photographer traveled extensively in Latin America between 1977 and 1984 to document the shifting religious and political climate in the region, especially as reflected in…
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS

Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS

Archaic volcanic landscapes, arctic ice masses, meandering river canyons, moun­tain chains enveloped in mist, primordial rainforests and endless sand dunes – Genesis is a visual homage to the blue planet. In opulent black-and-white photo­graphs, the photographer Sebastião Salgado documents the stunning beauty and rich diversity of intact flora and fauna, as well as indigene peoples. His aesthetically impressive, large format…
Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS

Sebastião Salgado: GENESIS

On a very fortuitous day in 1970, 26-year-old Sebastião Salgado held a camera for the first time. When he looked through the viewfinder, he experienced a revelation: suddenly life made sense. From that day onward though it took years of hard work before he had the experience to earn his living as a photographer the camera became his tool for…