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For a decade, Serra Pelada evoked the long-promised El Dorado as the world's largest open-air gold mine, employing some 50,000 diggers in appalling conditions. Today, Brazil's gold rush is merely the stuff of legend, kept alive by a few happy memories, many pained regrets-and Sebastiao Salgado's photographs. This collection is a major...
For six years Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there-this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth. Also available in four...
Highlights the larger meaning of what is happening to the author's subjects with an imagery that testifies to the fundamental dignity of all humanity while simultaneously protesting its violation by war, poverty, and other injustices.
Seated, left to right: Debu Zo'e, Sei Zo'e, Araturu Zo'e, and Sero Zo'e. In back, standing: Husa raijyt Zo'e and Musa raijyt Zo'e painting their bodies with urucum. Zo'e women generally use urucum (Bixa orellana), the red fruit of the urucum plant, to color their bodies. They also use it in cooking. Urucum is a shrub native to the tropical...
Rainbow over the Tucuxim area. Parima Forest Reserve. Yanomami Indigenous Territory, state of Roraima, 2018.
Landscape of an igapo, a type of forest frequently flooded by river water, with jauari palm trees (Astrocaryum jauari). Jau River, Jau National Park, state of Amazonas, 2019.
Cloud forest on the way up Pico da Neblina, in the Imeri mountain range, Maturaca region, municipality of Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira. State of Amazonas, 2014.
Yara Ashaninka, the eldest daughter of Wewito Piyako and Auzelina Ashaninka. The small paint designs on her face indicate that a girl is not yet engaged. Kampa do Rio Amonea Indigenous Territory, state of Acre, 2016.
The parana connecting the Rio Negro with the Cuyuni River. In Portuguese, paranas are lake-like bodies of water connected to major rivers by canals called furos (punctures). During floods, the two often merge as if the river were widening. State of Amazonas, 2019.
Yanomami from the community of Maturaca, looking at Yaripo, the summit of Pico da Neb-lina. The peak is covered by the clouds that give it its name (Portuguese for "Mist Peak"). They are pausing on their way to the summit of Brazil's highest mountain. Yanomami Indigenous Territory, state of Amazonas, 2014.
El Dorado Falls (background) and Desabamento Falls (foreground). Tepuis are geological mesa formations with sandstone and quartzite soil, and with water plunging down their sides in waterfalls. Araca State Park, state of Amazonas, 2019.
Manda Yawanawa, daughter of Jere (Yawakashahu) Yawanawa, from the village of Escondido. Rio Gregorio Indigenous Territory, state of Acre, 2016.
A global journey that honours the farmers, communities and cultures involved in the worldwide cultivation and harvesting of coffee
In January and February 1991, as the United States-led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein's troops retaliated with an inferno. As much a major document of modern history as an extraordinary photographic portfolio, Kuwait: A Desert on Fire is the first monograph on Sebastiao Salgado's astonishing 1991 series on the human,...
Capturing spiritual and religious practices, changing rural landscapes, and intimate domestic life, this book features forty-nine black-and-white photographs taken between 1977 and 1984.
Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there-an irreplaceable treasure of humanity. The boxed postcard set features 25 individual images showcasing the breadth and beauty of Salgado's project.