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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    As a social documentary photographer, Sebastiäo Salgado uses photography as a means of identifying the political, economic and environmental hardships throughout the world. His photographs of Africa, a strong focus of his work for the last thirty years, document displaced populations and landscapes throughout Kenya, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Mali, among other locales. Embedding himself within various tribes and cultures, Salgado provides a first-hand visual account of the contemporary situations within these underdeveloped countries. From the isolated individual in the barren landscape, as seen in Lot 29, to the group of children in the crowded classroom, as seen in the present lot, his photographs, like all historic examples of documentary photography, tell a unifying story indicative of a larger global narrative.

BRAZIL

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School in the Lake Victoria Region, Kenya from Africa

1986
Gelatin silver print, printed 2007.
14 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. (36.5 x 54.9 cm).
Blindstamp credit in the margin; signed, titled 'Kenya' and dated in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,000

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York