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Sebasti‹o Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944), "Afghanistan (Kabul)", taken and printed in 1996, gelatin silver print, signed

Sebasti‹o Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944), "Afghanistan (Kabul)", taken and printed in 1996, gelatin silver print, signed

Product Description:

Signed, dated and titled in pencil verso: 'S. Salgado; Kaboul, 1996', with blindstamp, unframed

Dimensions:

Sheet: Height 9.75 in. x Width 11.75 in.

Image: Height 6.75 in. x Width 10 in.

Condition:

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About The Artist:

Sebasti‹o Salgado is an internationally-recognized photojournalist and activist. He began his career as a documentary photographer for several photojournalism organizations, including Magnum Photos, Sygma, and Gamma. In his practice, Salgado explores the often turbulent realities of the postnational condition and the effects of rapid globalization and industrialization. Salgado has focused on the assimilation of immigrant populations in Europe and the disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples in Central and South America. In 1984 he began a photo series in the Sahel region of Africa. The series documented the effects of a severe drought and neighboring war on the people of Mali, Chad, Ethiopia and the Sudan. Salgado worked alongside teams of doctors from the organization Doctors Without Borders to capture the severity of life in that part of Africa.

In his words: "When I finally began to take photographs, I discovered that photography is an incredible language. It was possible to move with my camera and capture with my camera, and to communicate with images... Photography allowed me to see anything that I wished to see on this planet. Anything that hurts my heart, I want to see it and to photograph it. Anything that makes me happy, I want to see it and to photograph it. Anything that I think is beautiful enough to show, I show it." Salgado's work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows since the 1970s. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and celebrated environmentalist.

In this photograph, Salgado captures the ruined, war-torn streets of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. After several years of political upheaval and strife, the Taliban seized Kabul in 1996. The hauntingly poignant black and white gelatin silver print illuminates the deterioration of the city and its inhabitants. This image is featured in Salgado's Migrations (Aperture, 2000).

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Sebasti‹o Salgado (Brazilian, b. 1944), "Afghanistan (Kabul)", taken and printed in 1996, gelatin silver print, signed

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