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A different light : the photography of Sebastião Salgado, Parvati Nair

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A different light : the photography of Sebastião Salgado
Title
A different light
Title remainder
the photography of Sebastião Salgado
Statement of responsibility
Parvati Nair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Different Light is the first in-depth study of the work of Sebastião Salgado, widely considered the greatest documentary photographer of our time. For more than three decades, Salgado has produced thematic photo-essays depicting the massive human displacement brought about by industrialization and conflict. These projects usually take years to complete and include pictures from dozens of countries. Parvati Nair offers detailed analyses of Salgado's best-known photo-essays, including Workers (1993) and Migrations (2000), as well as Genesis, which he began in 2004. With Genesis, Salgado has turned his lens from human turmoil to those parts of the planet not yet ravaged by modernity. Interpreting the photographer's oeuvre, Nair engages broad questions about aesthetics, history, ethics, and politics in documentary photography. At the same time, she draws on conversations with Salgado and his wife and partner, Lélia Wanick Salgado, to explain the significance of the photographer's life history, including his roots in Brazil and his training as an economist; his perspectives; and his artistic method. Underpinning all of Salgado's major projects is a concern with displacement, exploitation, and destruction--of people, communities, and land. Salgado's images exalt reality, compelling viewers to look and, according to Nair, to envision the world otherwise."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nair, Parvati
Dewey number
770
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR140.S35
LC item number
N35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Salgado, Sebastião
Label
A different light : the photography of Sebastião Salgado, Parvati Nair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-350) and index
Contents
Introduction: photo-trajectory -- The moving lens: abiding concerns and photographic projects -- Photography in late modernity: between the aesthetic and the documentary -- Eye witness: on photography and historiography -- Just regard: on photography, aesthetics, and ethics -- The practice of photography: toward a polity of the planet
Control code
ocn727610646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 365 p.
Isbn
9780822350316
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011021958
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822350484
  • (OCoLC)727610646
Label
A different light : the photography of Sebastião Salgado, Parvati Nair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-350) and index
Contents
Introduction: photo-trajectory -- The moving lens: abiding concerns and photographic projects -- Photography in late modernity: between the aesthetic and the documentary -- Eye witness: on photography and historiography -- Just regard: on photography, aesthetics, and ethics -- The practice of photography: toward a polity of the planet
Control code
ocn727610646
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 365 p.
Isbn
9780822350316
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011021958
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822350484
  • (OCoLC)727610646

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