“It’s not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed.”
An exemplar of the tradition of 'concerned photography' and a passionate advocate of the power of images to communicate and change minds, Sebastião Salgado (b. 1944, Brazil) is one of the most widely-respected of contemporary documentary photographer. Originally trained as an economist, his in-depth series’ document the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most powerless communities, revealing strength, hope and nobility even in the bleakest of circumstances. He is further reknown for his stunning, formalist, black-and-white photographs of the natural world, portraying landscapes that are still “innocent” in terms of mass intervention. Key influences are Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Capa.
Salgado’s full catalogue of images is available to purchase as signed silver gelatin photographs.
Signed silver gelatin prints from $8,000 + VAT