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Sahel : the end of the road /
Sebastião Salgado ; foreword by Orville Schell ; introduction by Fred Ritchin ; afterword by Eduardo Galeano ; concept and design by Lélia Wanick Salgado.
imprint
Berkeley, CA : University of California, 2004.
description
xii, 140 p.
ISBN
0520241703 (cloth)
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imprint
Berkeley, CA : University of California, 2004.
isbn
0520241703 (cloth)
general note
Originally published in Spanish.
catalogue key
5330747
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Excerpts
Flap Copy
"While art should speak for itself, Salgado's photography is first and foremost a documentary way of bearing witness to something else. His work is both an anguished cri de coeur and, although he professes not to be religious, something of a votive offering presented in the hopes of getting the attention of a world that sometimes seems to have fallen asleep."--Orville Schell, from the Foreword
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2004-10-11:
Shot over 15 months during 1984-1985 as a horrific famine raged across sub-Saharan Africa, Salgado's documentation of the Sahel region (including parts of Chad, Ethiopia, Mali and the Sudan) was one of his first projects as he transitioned from working economist to photographer. More than 50 prizes and many books and exhibitions later, this edition brings that early work into the States in book form for the first time. Each of the 80 or so b&w shots is given a full page with generous borders; that photos of people near death are beautifully composed and printed make for just two of their paradoxes. Orville Schell argues in his foreword that "[Salgado's] strategy is to pull us into the subject with visual seduction, and then once we are enthralled-or shocked, as the case may be-to educate us about the issue at hand." With the genocide and displacement of black Africans by their Arab northern compatriots in the Sudan currently leading to serious food shortages, Salgado's book remains at the very least a relevant call to action. Portions of the profits of the book will be donated to Doctors Without Borders. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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Summaries
Long Description
In 1984 SebastiÃo Salgado began what would be a fifteen-month project of photographing the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa in the countries of Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan, where approximately one million people died from extreme malnutrition and related causes. Working with the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, Salgado documented the enormous suffering and the great dignity of the refugees. This early work became a template for his future photographic projects about other afflicted people around the world. Since then, Salgado has again and again sought to give visual voice to those millions of human beings who, because of military conflict, poverty, famine, overpopulation, pestilence, environmental degradation, and other forms of catastrophe, teeter on the edge of survival. Beautifully produced, with thoughtful supporting narratives by Orville Schell, Fred Ritchin, and Eduardo Galeano, this first U.S. edition brings some of Salgado's earliest and most important work to an American audience for the first time. Twenty years after the photographs were taken,Sahel: The End of the Roadis still painfully relevant. Born in Brazil in 1944, SebastiÃo Salgado studied economics in SÃo Paulo and Paris and worked in Brazil and England. While traveling as an economist to Africa, he began photographing the people he encountered. Working entirely in a black-and-white format, Salgado highlights the larger meaning of what is happening to his subjects with an imagery that testifies to the fundamental dignity of all humanity while simultaneously protesting its violation by war, poverty, and other injustices. "The planet remains divided," Salgado explains. "The first world in a crisis of excess, the third world in a crisis of need." This disparity between the haves and the have-nots is the subtext of almost all of Salgado's work.
Short Annotation
For the first time in English, a new edition of Salgado's acclaimed book about the drought and devastation in the African Sahel.
Unpaid Annotation
For the first time in English, a new edition of Salgado's acclaimed book about the drought and devastation in the African Sahel. 8 new photographs, introduction by Fred Ritchin, foreword by Orville Schell, and afterword by Eduardo Galeano. Design by Lelia Wanick Salgado.
Unpaid Annotation
For the first time in English comes a new edition of Salgado's acclaimed book about drought and devastation in the African Sahel. Includes eight new photographs that give voice to the multitudes of people teetering on the edge of survival.
Main Description
In 1984 Sebastião Salgado began what would be a fifteen-month project of photographing the drought-stricken Sahel region of Africa in the countries of Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan, where approximately one million people died from extreme malnutrition and related causes. Working with the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders, Salgado documented the enormous suffering and the great dignity of the refugees. This early work became a template for his future photographic projects about other afflicted people around the world. Since then, Salgado has again and again sought to give visual voice to those millions of human beings who, because of military conflict, poverty, famine, overpopulation, pestilence, environmental degradation, and other forms of catastrophe, teeter on the edge of survival. Beautifully produced, with thoughtful supporting narratives by Orville Schell, Fred Ritchin, and Eduardo Galeano, this first U.S. edition brings some of Salgado's earliest and most important work to an American audience for the first time. Twenty years after the photographs were taken, Sahel: The End of the Road is still painfully relevant. Born in Brazil in 1944, Sebastião Salgado studied economics in São Paulo and Paris and worked in Brazil and England. While traveling as an economist to Africa, he began photographing the people he encountered. Working entirely in a black-and-white format, Salgado highlights the larger meaning of what is happening to his subjects with an imagery that testifies to the fundamental dignity of all humanity while simultaneously protesting its violation by war, poverty, and other injustices. "The planet remains divided," Salgado explains. "The first world in a crisis of excess, the third world in a crisis of need." This disparity between the haves and the have-nots is the subtext of almost all of Salgado's work.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Working in Tchad, Ethiopia, Mali & Sudan, Sebastiaoa Salgado captured haunting images of people for whom disaster had become a way of life. Through his camera lens, he captured the suffering caused by drought, overpopulation, war & disease across the Sahel in the 1980s & 1990s.
Table of Contents
Foreword Sahel: Man in Distress
Introduction Twenty Years Ago, and Later
Photographs Captions
Afterword Salgado
Biographical Note
Acknowledgments
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