With Concern - Sebastião Salgado

26 September - 15 February 2015

Sebastião Salgado is one of the world's leading documentary photographers, and his concerned photography highlight global conditions in our shared world. Despite depicting human circumstances that feature injustices and poverty, his black and white photographs capture his subjects' strength and dignity. His projects include topics such as migration, the consequences of war, work and urbanity.

The images in this exhibition are part of the Hasselblad Foundation's collection, and are included in three of Salgado's projects: Other Americas, Sahel and Workers.

Salgado was born in 1944, and grew up in a farming family in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. He studied economics, but gradually became increasingly interested in documenting the reality behind economic statistics. He has spent 40 years travelling to more than 120 different countries, and his projects have involved spending long periods together with the people he has photographed. His latest project, Genesis, is an eight year journey visiting people and places that have so far remained relatively unaffected by modern civilisation. It is something of a tribute to the world, and a reminder of our joint responsibility for the environment.

Over the years, Salgado has won a number of major awards, including the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 1989, for outstanding achievement in photography.


Foto: Klara Andreasson