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Terra: Struggle of the Landless
     

Terra: Struggle of the Landless

by Sebastiao Salgado, Sebastiao Salgado (Photographer)
 

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Published to coincide with the International Day of Struggle for the Land in April 1997, this book is a testament to Brazilian peasants and their courage.

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Published to coincide with the International Day of Struggle for the Land in April 1997, this book is a testament to Brazilian peasants and their courage.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Not as broad as Salgado's majestic, international Workers (LJ 10/1/93), this book is all the more poignant for its focus on one people in the photographer's homeland of Brazil. The more than 100 images taken between 1980 and 1996 have been brought together to commemorate the April 1996 massacre of landless farmhands in the state of Par. As many as 20 million Brazilians currently camp on rural roadsides or in suburban shanty towns with neither work nor a place to call home since being displaced by industrialized factory farms or large cattle ranches. Whether capturing boys at play with animal bones, an informal prayer gathering beneath a cactus, or masses rallying to reclaim land left fallow by the conglomerates, the images always shine with the dignity and sense of respect for his subjects that characterizes all Salgado's work. The heartrending introduction, written in the form of a lyric letter to God by Portuguese writer Jos Saramago, perfectly complements the photographs, while the extensive captions at the end tell the full story of this downtrodden people. Photojournalism at its best, this work belongs in most libraries.Eric Bryant, "Library Journal"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714837000
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
04/23/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 13.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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