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Declarations, Sebastião Salgado

45 min visit

Musée de l'Homme
8 Jul → 11 Nov 2019
From Wednesday to Monday from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesday.

« A lesson in humanity! A work of great beauty!  »

A committed photographer, Sebastião Salgado is now recognized as a master of photography in the great humanist tradition. Residing in France, he has been concerned about the fate of the oppressed and the future of the planet since the 1970s. This exhibition presents about thirty large-format images of Sebastião Salgado and is part of the "En droits! "which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed at the Palais de Chaillot on 10 December 1948. A look back at a work that, since the 1970s, and its first series in gold mines in Brazil, covers as many themes as drought in the Sahel, famines, landless farmers or slavery. A sad record which, in view of the present, may not have improved. At the same time, his photographs illustrate some of the articles of the Declaration: right to work, right to asylum, freedom of thought. A strong, powerful work, which disturbs in direct connection with the reality of our societies. With a documentary and humanistic approach, his black and white photographs, essentially taken with film, are recognizable at first glance.


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