I am pleased to invite you to admire some pictures taken by Sebastião Salgado.
Salgado's photographs have a particular style and a strong aesthetic appeal: over time they have become unmistakable and have made him one of the best-known photographers in the world. A story page, documented with 34 large-format photographs for a reportage that is a watch for the present and the future, not to forget the past dramas.
We are in February Protected content , Saddam Hussein has already withdrawn from Kuwait, which he invaded in August Protected content , United Nations intervention has already led to the ceasefire and retreat of Iraqi troops. Saddam's army, withdrawn from Kuwait and in the extreme attempt to block the US-led coalition's advance, decides to ignite more than Protected content wells. An environmental disaster ever seen. In those days Salgado was in Sicily to document the work of tuna fishermen in the Trapani area, to prepare the book "The hand of man" in an attempt to valorize the world of work, the role of man in the big industrial processes. When he came to know what was happening in Kuwait, he decided to take a plane and reach that place.
After 26 years, Sebastião Salgado felt that his work was still not entirely complete and he decided to return to these still existing photographs and to expand his selection with enriched images. On display at Forma Meravigli there is this new accommodation.
Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado was born on February 8, Protected content Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In Protected content married Lélia Deluiz Wanick. After further studies in Sao Paulo, the two moved first to Paris and then to London, where Sebastião worked as an economist for the International Coffee Organization. In Protected content returned with his wife in Paris to take on a career as a photographer.
Working first as a freelancer and then for photographic agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum, he decided to create with Lélia the agency Amazonas Images. Salgado travels a lot, occupying before about Indios and peasants of Latin America, then the famine in Africa in mid 80’s. These images come together in his first books. Between Protected content 2001, it mainly focuses on two projects. First documented the end of large-scale industrial manpower in the book “The Man's Hand” Protected content exhibitions accompanying the release (presented in 7 different Italian cities). He then documented humanity on the move, not just refugees, but also migrants to the immense megalopolis of the Third World, in two books of great success: “On the Road” and “Portraits of Walking Children” Protected content .
Lélia and Sebastião Salgado created in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil the “Instituto Terra”, which converted to the equatorial forest - which was at risk of disappearing - a large area where tens of thousands of new trees have been planted and where life of nature is flowing again. The Instituto Terra is one of the most effective practical achievements in the world of renewal of natural territory and has become a very important center for the cultural life of the city of Aimorès.
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