History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")


 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 

 

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Sebastiao Salgado.

Kuwait, 1991


 


Sebastiao Salgado

Sebastiao Salgado (born February 8, 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil) is a Brazilian documentary photographer and photojournalist.
After a somewhat itinerant childhood, Salgado initially trained as an economist, earning a masterís degree in economics from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He began work as an economist for the International Coffee Organization, often traveling to Africa on missions for the World Bank, when he first started seriously taking photographs. He chose to abandon a career as an economist and switched to photography in 1973, working initially on news assignments before veering more towards documentary-type work. Salgado initially worked with the Paris based agency Gamma, but in 1979 he joined the international cooperative of photographers Magnum Photos. He left Magnum in 1994 and formed his own agency, Amazonas Images, in Paris to represent his work. He is particularly noted for his documentary photography of workers in less developed nations. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century, and gave him his first show in the United States.
Salgado works on long term, self assigned projects many of which have been published as books: The Other Americas, Sahel, Workers, and Migrations. The latter two are mammoth collections with hundreds of images each from all around the world. His most famous pictures are of a gold mine in Brazil called Serra Pelada. He is presently working on a project called Genesis photographing the landscape, flora and fauna of places on earth that have not been taken over by man.
Most recently, Salgado has displayed in September and October 2007 his pictures of Coffee workers from India, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil at the Brazilian Embassy in London. The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of the origins of the popular drink.

 


Kuwait
1991

 


Firefighters at Work
Sabotages Oil Wells in Kuwait
1991

 


Kuwait
1991

 


San Juan, Chimborazo
Ecuador, 1979

 


A community above Chimborazo
Ecuador, 1982

 


Day of the Dead in San Vicente Nautec
Ecuador, 1982

 


Wearing sheepskin to protect from cold and humidity
Ecuador, 1982

 


Refugees in the Korem camp
Ethiopia, 1984

 


Children's ward in the Korem refugee camp
Ethiopia, 1984

 


Refugee from Gondan
Mali, 1985

 


Gourma-Rharous
Mali, 1985

 


Transporting bags of dirt in the Serra Pelada gold mine
Brazil, 1986

 


Dispute between Serra Pelada gold mine workers and military police
Brazil, 1986

 


Going up the Serra Pelada mine
Brazil, 1986

 


Full view of the Serra Pelada gold mine
Brazil, 1986

 

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