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An Uncertain Grace
     

An Uncertain Grace

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by Sebastião Salgado (Photographer), Eduardo Galeano (Essay By), Fred Ritchin (Essay By), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Staff (Contribution by)
 

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An Uncertain Grace represents Salgado's journey through poor villages in the Andes, shanty communities of miners in the Brazilian jungle, and refugee camps in famine-stricken Ethiopia, Chad and Mali. This book is one of the most important visual records of life in the twentieth century. Sebastião Salgado has been awarded virtually every major

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An Uncertain Grace represents Salgado's journey through poor villages in the Andes, shanty communities of miners in the Brazilian jungle, and refugee camps in famine-stricken Ethiopia, Chad and Mali. This book is one of the most important visual records of life in the twentieth century. Sebastião Salgado has been awarded virtually every major photographic prize in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden and the United States. A former member of Magnum Photos and recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, he has twice been named Photographer of the Year by the International Center of Photography.

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Library Journal
This lovely yet disturbing book of black-and-white photographs takes viewers from a Brazilian gold mine, where men struggle with bags of dirt, to western Africa, where starving people haunt the desert landscape. As unsettling as the photographs are, they are each tempered by the sensitive, caring eye of the photographer. Aptly titled, the collection as a whole confronts us with the most fundamental question: What place do humans have on this planet? In each photograph we see what a thin line separates hope and despair. Salgado is one of the world's finest documentary photographers, and this selection of his photographs is highly recommended.-- Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, Ill.
Booknews
Renowned humanist photographer Salgado's images of a Brazilian mine where 50,000 mud-covered men haul heavy bags of dirt up and down steep mountain ladders in search of gold are among the most dramatic photographs ever produced. His photographs of Latin American peasants and famine-stricken Africans are more personal, but equally impressive and moving. Noted author and critic Eduardo Galeano introduces the photographs. Critic and curator Fred Ritchin writes about the influences that have shaped Salgado's vision. 11x123/4". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893814403
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
155

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An Uncertain Grace: Essays by Eduardo Galeano and Fred Ritchin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i cannot compete with Galeano's essay, so I wont even try. Salgado's photographs are taken from inside, from within the subject, bravely, bleeding with the lens. These pictures are not taken as a documentation, but as an event itself. To take this photographs is to be alive, to be hungry and thirsty and dirty and almost dead , is to be at the mercy of the subject. I have never seen photographs so striking and powerful, so there. These photograhs ARE.