The imperfect pearl: the worldly view of Sebastião Salgado

Marius Kwint, Sebastiao Salgado

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The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, in collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Gallery, are pleased to present Sebastião Salgado: The World Through His Eyes, an exhibition of iconic black-and-white images selected from the celebrated photographer’s most influential series: Workers (1986–1992), Exodus (1993–1999) and Genesis (2004–2011). A portfolio of prints titled Other Americas will also be on view. This is the first major presentation of Sebastião Salgado's work in Thailand.

Sebastião Salgado is one of the word’s greatest living photographers. In the past three decades, he has traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects. Breaking down barriers, he lives with his subjects for weeks, immersing himself in their environments. He sees himself as a participant entering their story. Salgado describes this approach as photographing from inside the circle. Each of his images is infused with empathy and respect for his subjects. Within a single frame, he captures the fragility and the fortitude of the human spirit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSebastião Salgado
Subtitle of host publicationThe World Through His Eyes
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherSundaram Tagore Gallery
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSebastiao Salgado: the world through his eyes - Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 8 Feb 20178 Mar 2017


ExhibitionSebastiao Salgado: the world through his eyes
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