Sebastião Salgado - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Friday, April 16, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sebastião Salgado is largely recognized as a humanitarian as much as a photographer. His images, exemplary of his proclaimed “militant photography” style, are consistently devoted to universal issues that transcend temporality and immediacy, thereby granting accessibility to viewers across varying social, economic, political, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. In his series Genesis, Salgado turns his lens to remote parts of the world that have remained unmarred by the incursion of Mankind on the planet or toppled by the dizzying effects of globalization. The images seen in lots 138-139 and 175-177 depict geographic and cultural capsules  of timeless and innocent beauty, instilling hope in the perseverance of traditions, customs, and as importantly, love of nature.


Volcanic Eruption of Mt. Nyamuragira, Democratic Republic of the Congo from Genesis

Gelatin silver print.
14 3/4 x 20 in. (37.5 x 50.8 cm).
Blindstamp credit in the margin; signed, titled 'Congo' and dated in pencil on the verso.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,000


16 April 2010
New York