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Legendary photographer Sebastião Salgado’s TED Talk

May 19, 2013 No Comment

“The Silent Drama of Photography” is a recent TED conference by Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, whose “years-long projects capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay”, as the intro points out.

culture  Legendary photographer Sebastião Salgados TED Talk

I cannot sum it up better than TED website:

Brazilian-born Salgado, who shoots only using Kodak film, is known for his incredibly long-term projects, which require extensive travel and extreme lifestyle changes. Workers took seven years to complete and contained images of manual laborers from 26 countries, while Migrations took six years in 43 different countries on all seven continents. Most recently Salgado completed Genesis, an ambitious eight-year project that spanned 30 trips to the world’s most pristine territories, land untouched by technology and modern life. Among Salgado’s many travels for Genesis was a two-month hike through Ethiopia, spanning 500 miles with 18 pack donkeys and their riders. In the words of Brett Abbott, a Getty Museum curator, Salgado’s approach can only be described as “epic.”

This talks is a great opportunity to have an overview of his career and iconic images. Also, check the previous post Conversation with photographer Sebastião Salgado.

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