Sebastião Salgado, ‘Workers install the new wellhead to enable the injection of a chemical mud to „kill the old well.“, Oil wells, Greater Burhan, Kuwait’, 1991, Photography, Silver gelatin print, Galerie Bene Taschen
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Sebastião Salgado

Workers install the new wellhead to enable the injection of a chemical mud to „kill the old well.“, Oil wells, Greater Burhan, Kuwait, 1991

Silver gelatin print
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
.
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Cologne, Los Angeles
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Galerie Bene Taschen
Cologne, Los Angeles

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40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 in.)
50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in.)
60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in.)
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Sebastião Salgado
Brazilian, b. 1944
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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.

Sebastião Salgado, ‘Workers install the new wellhead to enable the injection of a chemical mud to „kill the old well.“, Oil wells, Greater Burhan, Kuwait’, 1991, Photography, Silver gelatin print, Galerie Bene Taschen
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Galerie Bene Taschen
Cologne, Los Angeles

Other sizes available:
40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 in.)
50 x 60 cm (20 x 24 in.)
60 x 90 cm (24 x 35 in.)
90 x 130 cm (35 x 50 in.)
130 x 170 cm (50 x 68 in.)

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on verso
Frame
Not included
Image rights
© Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado
Brazilian, b. 1944
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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.

Sebastião Salgado

Workers install the new wellhead to enable the injection of a chemical mud to „kill the old well.“, Oil wells, Greater Burhan, Kuwait, 1991

Silver gelatin print
11 × 14 in
27.9 × 35.6 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
Cologne, Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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