A Different Light: The Photography of Sebastião Salgado by Parvati Nair PDF

By Parvati Nair

ISBN-10: 0822350319

ISBN-13: 9780822350316

ISBN-10: 0822350483

ISBN-13: 9780822350484

A various Light is the 1st in-depth learn of the paintings of Sebastião Salgado, extensively thought of the best documentary photographer of our time. For greater than 3 many years, Salgado has produced thematic photo-essays depicting the large human displacement caused by means of industrialization and clash. those tasks often take years to accomplish and contain images from dozens of nations. Parvati Nair bargains specified analyses of Salgado’s best-known photo-essays, together with Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000), in addition to Genesis, which he begun in 2004. With Genesis, Salgado has became his lens from human turmoil to these elements of the planet now not but ravaged by means of modernity. analyzing the photographer’s oeuvre, Nair engages vast questions on aesthetics, heritage, ethics, and politics in documentary images. even as, she attracts on conversations with Salgado and his spouse and associate, Lélia Wanick Salgado, to provide an explanation for the importance of the photographer’s existence historical past, together with his roots in Brazil and his education as an economist; his views; and his inventive procedure. Underpinning all of Salgado’s significant tasks is a priority with displacement, exploitation, and destruction—of humans, groups, and land. Salgado’s pictures exalt truth, compelling audience to appear and, in response to Nair, to ascertain the area otherwise.

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