Sebastião Salgado

Zo'e Group, State of Para, Brazil, 2009

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Sebastiao Salgado

Thanksgiving Prayer, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1980

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Dinka Cattle Camp at the End of the Day
2006

Church Gate Station, India
1995

Sahara [man praying], Algeria
2009

Bushman, Botswana [man holding bird], Africa
2008

Girl in Field, The Community of Yuracruz, Ecuador
1998
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Wood Delivery Men, Eastern Sierra Madre, Vicinity of Huautla de Jiménez, Mexico
1980
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Three Communion Girls, Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil
1981
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Mentawai, Indonesia
2008
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Zaire Orphanage
1994
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This used to be the large Lake Faguibine. It dried up little by little with the drought and invasion of the desert. All the men have gone, only the children, the elderly and women remain, Mali
1985
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Without Daylight, Oil Wells, Kuwait
1991
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Boys fleeing from southern Sudan to avoid being forced to fight in the civil war. Heading for the refugee camps of northern Kenya, Southern Sudan
1993
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Removing a well head, Oil Wells, Kuwait
1991
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Ladder, The Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil
1986
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Blind Woman, Mali
1985
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Dinka man at the cattle camp of Kei. People cover themselves with ash to sterilize the skin against insects and parasites, Southern Sudan
2006
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Candy Apples, The Outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala
1978
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Tea picking in the hills of the Gisakura plantation, Rwanda
1991
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In the hills of Moko at the Gisovo tea plantation, Rwanda
1991
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Mata Tea Plantation Worker, Rwanda
1991
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The population of the cattle camp of Keny walk towards the polio vaccinators as soon as they arrive, Maper Payem Area, Rumbek District, Southern Sudan
2001
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Southern Sudan [Dinka cattle camp of Amak at the end of the day when the herd is back in the camp for the night. This is the most active time in the camp]
2006
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The first day of installation of the camp of Benako for the Rwandan Tutsi and Hutu Refugees, Tanzania

1994

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Capping a well head, Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait
1991
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Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait (Worker sitting covered in oil)
1991
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India, Woman with Flowers in her Hair
2003
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Fishing in the Marshes, Southern Sudan
2006
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Bushman, Botswana (Mother and Child)
2008
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Meeting of a Religious Community, Road to Attilo, Chimborazo, Ecuador
1982
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Fishing in the Piulaga Laguna during the Kuarup ceremony of the Waura Group, Upper Xingu Basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil
2005
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Sebastião Salgado

A Life in Photography

June 3 – August 31, 2017


Sebastião Salgado
a life in photography


June 3 - August 31, 2017


Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of the photographs of Sebastião Salgado opening Saturday, June 3rd, along with a lecture by the photographer at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6th. An additional exhibition of Salgado’s globally acclaimed project GENESIS will make its West Coast museum debut at the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego on Thursday, June 1st.


Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.


Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimores, Brazil in 1944, before moving to Paris as an economist and beginning a career in photography. His prints have been exhibited internationally for three decades including major museums and cultural institutions. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), as well as the recipient of many prestigious awards including The Gold Medal Award of Photography from New York’s National Arts Club, the Hasselblad Award (1989), ICP Photographer of the Year (1986), and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal of Honorary Fellowship (1993). He lives with his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado in Paris, France.