Sebastião Salgado - AFRICA Theme Sale New York Saturday, May 15, 2010 | Phillips

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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 the present lot, to the group of children in the crowded classroom, as seen in lot 161, his photographs, like all historic examples of documentary photography, tell a unifying story indicative of a larger global narrative.



Lake Faguibine, Mali from Africa

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
21 1/4 x 32 1/2 in. (54 x 82.6 cm).
Signed, titled 'Mali' and dated in pencil on the verso.

$9,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $18,750

AFRICA Theme Sale

15 May 2010
New York