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Workers : An Archaeology Of The Industrial Age
Author: Sebastiao Salgado
ISBN: 089381525X
Binding: Hard Cover
Publishing Year: 1993
Publisher: Aperture
Number of Pages: 400
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INR 7250.00
About Book
More than those of any other living photographer, Sebastião Salgado's images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. His transforming photographs bestow dignity on the most isolated and neglected, from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to the indigenous peoples of South America. Workers is a global epic that transcends mere imagery to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. The book is an archaeological exploration of the activities that have defined labor from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age, to the present. Divided into six categories--"Agriculture," "Food," "Mining," "Industry," "Oil" and "Construction"--the book unearths layers of visual information to reveal the ceaseless human activity at the core of modern civilization. Extended captions provide a historical and factual framework for the images. "Salgado unveils the pain, the beauty, and the brutality of the world of work on which everything rests," wrote Arthur Miller of this photobook classic, upon its original publication in 1993. "This is a collection of deep devotion and impressive skill." An elegy for the passing of traditional methods of labor and production, Workers delivers a message of endurance and hope.
About Author
A world-renowned exemplar of the tradition of "concerned photography," Sebastião Salgado has been awarded virtually every major photographic prize in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. A recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, he was twice named Photographer of the Year by the International Center of Photography.
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