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Sebastiâo Salgado

Gold, Serra Pelada, Brazil, 1989

Black & white photograph, 90X60 cm

The exhibition includes three photographs by Sebastao Salgado, currently considered one of the leading photographers in his field.

In his fascinating style, Salgado documents working men in different regions worldwide; In the photographs on display, he focuses his camera on the gold mines of Serra Pelada, in his homeland, Brazil.

Commenting on his pictures, Salgado testifies that they are not so much focused photography, being rather documentation of an epoch.

As seen through Salgado’s eyes and camera, the images display a visual archeology of the period known in history as the industrial revolution, commencing with manual labor, by way of continually changing concepts of production and efficiency.