Sebastião Salgado makes striking photographs of our changing planet

Sebastião Salgado is a world-renowned Brazilian social documentary photographer. He is one of the artists who best documents our changing planet. The Brazilian character has a connection with the land that is striking.

Salgado photographs tend to generate a visceral emotional response, one image after another. Visiting one of his exhibitions will make your mouth fall open, and stay open.

Salgado is one of those rare photographers whose exhibitions tour the world almost continuously. He is represented in New York City by Sundaram Tagore Gallery.

The Salt of the Earth (2014), directed by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado is a documentary about Salgado’s life.

Salgado was born in Aimorés in Minas Gerais, Brazil on February 8, 1944. He lives and works in France where he recently received the Lucien Clergue’s former seat at the Académie des Beaux-Arts of the Institut de France.

Salgado publishes his work through his own agency

Sebastião Salgado in NYC

Kuwait is at Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea, March 30 – April 29, 2017. There is a reception with the artist on Thursday, March 30.

The exhibition is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado. It was work done on assignment for New York Times Magazine in 1991. A monograph of the series Kuwait: A Desert on Fire (Taschen, 2016) is available.

A related exhibition of work from Genesis (2004 – 2011) is at Sundaram Tagore Gallery on Madison Avenue, April 1-29, 2017.

The photo is courtesy of the gallery. For more information, visit

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