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SEBASTIÃO SALGADO


SEBASTIÃO SALGADO L A N D S C A P E S, 2 0 0 4 – 2 0 1 8 SU N DAR AM TAGOR E CH E LSEA OCTOB E R 11–NOVE M B E R 10, 2018


GALLERY MISSION Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. We focus on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, our goal is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts. With alliances across the globe, our interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.


L A N D S C A P E S, 2 0 0 4 – 2 0 1 8 We are pleased to present a specially curated selection of rarely seen landscapes by celebrated photographer Sebastião Salgado. This stunning collection of prints comprises work from his noted Genesis series, as well as three images from his newest project in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, which is intended to raise awareness of threats to the region from logging, mining, dam building, cattle and soybean farming and climate change. This is an exciting opportunity to preview work from his next photographic project. From the ancient basalt columns of Mitsio Island, Madagascar, to sun showers over the Kamchatka Central Valley in Russia, the landscapes in this exhibition pay homage to nature in its original state. Salgado skillfully captures vast and remote realities where nature endures as it existed thousands of years ago. With deeply

compelling narratives, these works are photojournalistic in nature, but technically and compositionally, they stand on their own as masterful works of art. Sebastião Salgado has made it his life’s work to document the impact of globalization on humankind. In the past three decades, he has traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects and devotes years to each series in order to grasp the full scope of his topic. Genesis is Salgado’s third long-term series on global issues, following Workers (1986 – 1992) and Exodus (1993 – 1999). Eight years in the making, Salgado calls Genesis his “love letter to the planet.” Currently, he is shooting in the Amazon where he is focusing on indigenous people and their vanishing environment and way of life.

Left: Sun shower phenomena over the long Kamchatka Central Valley, Russia, 2006, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm 7


Javari Valley, State of Amazonas, Brazil 2018, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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A tundra valley extends between Tolbachik and Kamen volcanoes, Kamchatka, Russia 2006, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Greater flamingos on a salty lagoon, Punta Cormorant, Floreana Island, Galapagos, Ecuador 2004, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Iceberg moving on the Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula 2005, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm


Iceberg located between Bristol and Bellingshausen islands, South Sandwich Islands 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA 2010, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Lake Argentino, Los Glaciares National Park, Argentine Patagonia 2007, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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The Erg Ubari, a vast expanse of sand dunes, has no fresh water, but salt lakes, Libya 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Cerro Torre, part of a mountain range in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Argentine Patagonia 2007, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm


Cerro Torre, part of a mountain chain in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Argentine Patagonia 2007, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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The Serra Curicuriari, with the Rio Negro in the background, Amazonas, Brazil 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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The eastern part of the Brooks Range, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, USA 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah and Arizona, USA 2010, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Saunders Island is inhabited by penguins of several different species, notably the chinstrap, South Sandwich Islands 2009, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm


Bighorn Creek in the western part of the Kluane National Park, Canada 2011, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Baobab trees on a mushroom island in Bay of Moramba, Madagascar 2010, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Rio Gregorio, Acre, Brazil 2016, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Marine algae, known as giant bladder kelp, the mountains of Steeple Jason Island are visible in the background, Falkland Islands 2009, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm


Lake on Wolverine Plateau in northwest Canada 2011, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Sand dunes in Ili Dama, Tadrart, South of Djanet, Algeria 2009, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Rain pouring over the Amazon forest, Acre, Brazil 2016, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Pachypodium plant in Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagascar 2010, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm


The garca moura, or Cocoi heron, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil 2011, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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Basaltic organ pipes on Mitsio Island, Madagascar 2010, gelatin silver print, 35 x 24 inches/88.9 x 61 cm

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Kafue National Park, Zambia 2010, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm

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© Nicole Toutoujni/UNICEF


SEBASTIÃO SALGADO

Sebastião Salgado was born in 1944 in Brazil. He lives in Paris, France. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris. He worked with various agencies including Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas Images, created exclusively for his work. Salgado’s work has been the subject of numerous books including Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015) and Kuwait, A Desert on Fire (2016). Touring exhibitions of this work have been and continue to be presented throughout the world. In 2013, the book De ma terre à la Terre (From my land to the planet), a narrative account of his life and career was published, and in 2014, the documentary film The Salt of the Earth, directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, was released. Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and among other distinctions, an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In April 2016, Salgado was elected member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France, for the seat previously occupied by Lucien Clergue. In July 2016, he was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France. Lélia Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado have worked since the 1990s on the restoration of a portion of the Atlantic Forest in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. In 1998 they succeeded in turning this land into a nature reserve and created the Instituto Terra, dedicated to reforestation, conservation and environmental education.


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WWW.SUNDARAMTAGORE.COM Photographs © Sebastião Salgado Text © 2018 Sundaram Tagore Gallery All rights reserved under international copyright conventions. No part of this catalogue may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any other information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. Cover: Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010, gelatin silver print, 24 x 35 inches/61 x 88.9 cm


Sebastião Salgado - Landscapes, 2004–2018  
Sebastião Salgado - Landscapes, 2004–2018