zaterdag 29 oktober 2011

Sebastião Salgado Malpensa, La città del volo Gerry Badger's Choice of Company Photobooks Photography

Sebastião Salgado Malpensa, La città del volo, SEA Aeroporti di Milano, Italy, 2000.

Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed Amazonas images, an agency created exclusively for his work.

He has travelled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these, besides appearing in numerous press publications, have also been presented in books such as Other Americas (1986),Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). Touring exhibitions of this work have been, and continue to be, presented throughout the world.

Sebastião Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States. 

Gerry Badger is a photographer, architect, and photographic critic. He has written extensively for the photographic press, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including 'The Photographer as Printmaker' (1980) for the Arts Council of Great Britain, and 'Through the Looking Glass: Post-war British Photography' (1989) for the Barbican Arts Centre, London.

His own work is in a number of public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Arts Council Collection, and The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

He has written introductory essays to many photographic monographs, including those of such photographers as Stephen Shore, John Gossage, Martin Parr and Chris Killip. Among his books are 'Collecting Photography' (2002), 'The Genius of Photography' (2007), and (with Martin Parr), 'The Photobook: A History' (2 vols.,)  

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