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Polka Galerie
Paris

Genesis is a long-term photographic project, in line with the main bodies of work carried out previously by Sebastião Salgado; for example, the series of reportages presented in Workers or the series on the theme of the population movements around the world, that appeared in Migrations. This new project is about our …

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Genesis

Sebastião Salgado travels the world documenting the poor and powerless, as well as the grandeur of nature, in analog black-and-white photographs that are both highly formal and unflinchingly documentary. Influenced by his training as an economist, and aligned with masters of documentary photography like Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Salgado focuses on the adverse results of globalization. As he explains: “Each of my stories is about globalization and economic liberalization: a sample of the human condition on the planet today.” That condition is one of peril for those at the bottom of the global economy, as photographs like Legs, Serra Pelada, Brasil (1986) attest. In this photograph, Salgado hones in on the taut, muscular legs of Brazilian miners. Barely covered by sweat-drenched shorts, the men’s legs seem strong yet fragile, as Salgado captures them straining against an incline of bare earth.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Sebastião SalgadoSundaram Tagore Gallery
2017
Sebastião Salgado: KuwaitSundaram Tagore Gallery
2015
SCENT OF A DREAM. A journey in the world of coffeeFondazione Bevilacqua la Masa
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Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2011, 2011

Gelatin silver print on baryta
11 4/5 × 15 7/10 in
30 × 40 cm
€7,500 - 10,000
15 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
40 × 50 cm
€10,000 - 15,000
19 7/10 × 23 3/5 in
50 × 60 cm
€10,000 - 15,000
23 3/5 × 35 2/5 in
60 × 90 cm
€20,000 - 30,000
37 2/5 × 47 1/5 in
95 × 120 cm
€40,000 - 50,000
47 1/5 × 70 9/10 in
120 × 180 cm
€50,000 - 75,000
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Paris
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PG
Polka Galerie
Paris

Genesis is a long-term photographic project, in line with the main bodies of work carried out …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled and dated on verso; Stamped on recto Open edition . The prints are made under the artist supervision …
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Genesis

Sebastião Salgado travels the world documenting the poor and powerless, as well as the grandeur of nature, in analog black-and-white photographs that are both highly formal and unflinchingly documentary. Influenced by his training as an economist, and aligned with masters of documentary photography like Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Salgado focuses on the adverse results of globalization. As he explains: “Each of my stories is about globalization and economic liberalization: a sample of the human condition on the planet today.” That condition is one of peril for those at the bottom of the global economy, as photographs like Legs, Serra Pelada, Brasil (1986) attest. In this photograph, Salgado hones in on the taut, muscular legs of Brazilian miners. Barely covered by sweat-drenched shorts, the men’s legs seem strong yet fragile, as Salgado captures them straining against an incline of bare earth.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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