February 8 – March 8
Bangkok, – The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre, in collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Galleries, are pleased to present Sebastiao Salgado: The World Through His Eyes, an exhibition of iconic black-and-white images selected from the celebrated photographer’s mast influential series: Workers (1986), Exodus (1992-1999) and Genesis (2004-2011). A portfolio of silver gelatin prints titled Other Americas will also be on view. This is the first major presentation of Sebastiao Salgado’s work in Thailand.
Sebastiao Salgado is one of the word’s greatest living photographers. In the past three decades, he has traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects. Breaking down barriers, he lives with his subjects for weeks, immersing himself in their environments. He sees himself as a participant entering their story. Salgado describes this approach as photographing from inside the circle. Each of his images is infused with empathy and respect for his subjects. Within a single frame, he captures the fragility and the fortitude of the human spirit.
In the mid-1980s, Salgado began photographing the essential work of manual laborers in every industry. On the cusp of the new millennium, he found that the kind of physical work that so much of the world’s population depended upon for their livelihoods was threatened by mechanization and technological advances. The resulting Workers series became what he called “a visual archaeology” of the Industrial Revolution and marked the twilight of an era when men and women still worked with their hands. Workers brought Salgado to every corner of the world and become his first truly global project. From bicycle factories in China, to sugarcane and tobacco plantations in Cuba, to shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh, the images from Workers became instantly iconic and cemented Salgado’s reputation as the world’s photographer.
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