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More then those of any other living photographer, Sebastiao Salgado's images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. Salgado defines his work as "militant photography" dedicated to "the best comprehension of man"; over the decades he has bestowed great dignity on the most isolated and neglected among us-- from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to t ...more
Published June 15th 2005 by Aperture (first published January 1st 1993)
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Barry Stoch
Feb 21, 2016 Barry Stoch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I saw Sabastiao's Genesis exhibit in 2013 and was completely blown away by his b&w images.

I recently watched the "Salt of the Earth" dvd documenting his journey as a photographer, which covered his main projects of Genesis, Migrations, and this book on Workers. From the workers series I was taken aback by the almost primitive conditions under which so much of humanity has had to, and still does, endure in a lot of parts of the world and just had to get the book to follow up with expanded co
Feb 28, 2016 Rui rated it really liked it
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This is Sebastião Salgado's Ode to Workers around the world. It is a deeply moving opus but feels heavy on the quantity. I wish he and his editor could be more selective. To me the most awe inspiring parts are Sulfur, Indonesia (284 to 299), Gold, Serra Pelada, Brazil (300 to 319) and Oil Wells, Kuwait (334 to 345). The scenes captured in some of these pictures, to quote the photographer himself, "were biblical".
Carlos Hugo Winckler Godinho
Depois de ver muitas vezes aleatoriamente, finalmente vi na sequência sugerida e na íntegra. Um trabalho íncrivel e com um "índice" muito informativo.
Sep 21, 2010 Bader rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sebasiao Salgado الآن أعرف لماذا اعتبر من أفضل مصوري هذا العصر

Agora eu sei porque ele foi considerado um de os melhores fotografos desta epoca.
Feb 04, 2009 Amron rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite BW documentary photographers. This book in particular stays with you. Truth in pictures is power!
And this one, too...
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Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

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