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A Different Light: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado

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A Different Light is the first in-depth study of the work of Sebastião Salgado, widely considered the greatest documentary photographer of our time. For more than three decades, Salgado has produced thematic photo-essays depicting the massive human displacement brought about by industrialization and conflict. These projects usually take years to complete and include pictur ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Duke University Press Books (first published December 14th 2011)
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Robert Vaughan
Love Salgado's photography, but the book left me wanting more.
Duke Press
“Through exhaustive research on Salgado's work, Nair raises critical questions on ethics, politics, history, photography, and aesthetics. . . . Particularly poignant are the intimate conversations among Nair, Salgado, and his wife, Lélia, which add tremendous clarity to Salgado's worldview. Highly recommended for fans of Salgado's work and for those interested in photojournalism, documentary photography, and global humanitarian issues.”--Shauna Frischkorn, Library Journal

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Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Salgado is one of the most eminent photographers of our times. His work points to struggle and a planet in captivity by it's human occupants. But what is the role of the photograph? Is a photo of struggle allowed to be beautiful? Does that subvert it's purpose? The book addresses some criticism of Salgado and opens the door to the possibilities of aesthetics in modern times. With globalisation and capitalism rendering much of the world uninhabitable, in effect, under attack- much of this is unse ...more
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