Sebastião Salgado
Events May 16, 2014

Sebastião Salgado: A Self-Titled Solo Exhibition

World-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado will be presenting iconic photographs from his career at his first solo exhibition in Singapore.

Sebastião Salgado, Herd of buffalos. Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010, Gelatin silver print, 180 x 125 cm/50 x 68 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images
Sebastião Salgado, Herd of buffalos. Kafue National Park, Zambia, 2010, Gelatin silver print, 180 x 125 cm/50 x 68 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images

Born in 1944 in Brazil, Sebastião Salgado was first trained as an economist. He embarked on his current career as a photographer after his wife loaned him a camera during the early 1970s. Since then, Salgado has made it his life’s work to document the impact of globalization on humankind, traveling to over 100 countries for his photographic projects.

Sebastião Salgado, Chinstrap penguins on an iceberg, between Zavodovski and Visokoi islands, South Sandwich Islands, 2009, Gelatin silver print, 91.44 x 127 cm/36 x 50 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images
Sebastião Salgado, Chinstrap penguins on an iceberg, between Zavodovski and Visokoi islands, South Sandwich Islands, 2009, Gelatin silver print, 91.44 x 127 cm/36 x 50 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images

Salgado’s works tell stories that strongly relate to humanistic themes. For instance, the Genesis series comprises hauntingly beautiful photographs of majestic landscapes, serene wildlife and ancient civilizations untouched by modern society. The series was eight years in the making and brought Salgado to remote places like the icebergs in Antarctica and Brazil’s isolated Zo’é tribe.

Sebastião Salgado, Mursi village of Dargui in Mago National Park, near Jinka, Ethiopia (two women with lip plates), 2007, Gelatin silver print, 50 x 60 cm/20 x 24 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images
Sebastião Salgado, Mursi village of Dargui in Mago National Park, near Jinka, Ethiopia (two women with lip plates), 2007, Gelatin silver print, 50 x 60 cm/20 x 24 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images

Holding his first self-titled solo gallery exhibition in Singapore, Salgado presents iconic black and white photographs that span two decades of his career. More than 25 photographs from the Genesis series will be on display, along with works from five other series such as Workers and Migrations.

Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands in the Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005, Gelatin silver print, 180 x 125 cm/50 x 68 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images
Sebastião Salgado, Iceberg between Paulet Island and the South Shetland Islands in the Weddell Sea, Antarctic Peninsula, 2005, Gelatin silver print, 180 x 125 cm/50 x 68 inches © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas Images

The Sebastião Salgado exhibition is held at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Singapore, #01-05 Gillman Barracks, 5 Lock Road, from 20th May to 6th July 2014.