Africa (英語) ハードカバー – 2007/10/31
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Presents black and white photographs taken by the Brazilian economist and photojournalist during his travels in the African continent.
Sebastião Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lélia created Amazonas images, which exclusively handles his work. Salgados photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel, L'Homme en détresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997),Migrations (2000), The Children (2000) and Africa (2007).
Translated in more than 20 languages, Mia Couto is Mozambiques most celebrated author. His first novel, Sleepwalking Land, was chosen by an international jury as one of twelve best African books published in the 20th century. He lives in Maputo, Mozambique and works as an ecologist.
Lélia Wanick Salgado studied architecture and urban planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in 1970. In the 1980s she moved on to conceiving and designing photography books and organizing exhibitions, numerous of them on Sebastião Salgado. Since 1994 Lélia Wanick Salgado has been the director of Amazonas images.
I give 4 stars instead of 5 only because of the relatively narrow scope (in terms of timeline and geography) of this work; I believe he had enough material to cover more of Africa; however, he has focused on only a part of her. If you just care about "photography", the book certainly deserves a full score.