Free exhibition of photographs by Sebastiao Salgado

The Flowers Gallery presents Sebastiao Salgado’s solo exhibition! This exhibition offers a wonderful opportunity to view his latest platinum-palladium prints. It will definitely be an amazing experience! The free exhibition starts on the 16th March and continues until 15th April at the Flowers Gallery located at 21 Cork Street W1S 3LZ

The use of platinum and palladium printing makes the work of Sebastio Salgado appear to have an especially vivid colour palette and a high level of detail. Because it does not easily fade over time and is known for its wide spectrum of striking tones, it is an excellent option for the production of archival prints.

The amazing collection of photographs known as Salgado’s Magnum Opus showcases the artist’s most significant works from throughout his career and travels. It is undeniable evidence of his talent and commitment to his career as a photographer spanning more than half a century.

Together, Sebastiao Salgado and his wife, Lélia Wanick Salgado, have compiled an outstanding collection of photographs from their husband’s most recent series, titled Amazônia and Genesis. This selection displays their artistic sensibility as well as their proficiency in photography. The work of Sebastiao Salgado brings to light the significance of valuing and protecting the natural world’s aesthetics and diversity. He has spent a significant portion of his career travelling to some of the most remote locations on the planet in order to take breathtaking photographs there.

The hardship of manual labourers and structural poverty in an industrial age are brought to light by Sebastiao Salgado’s renowned photos, such as Sahel, which captures the agony of starvation in Africa, and the Serra Pelada gold mine from his Workers series. This remarkable collection is enhanced tremendously by the well-known photographic series titled Other Americas, which works well to round off the presentation. His photographs of the Serra Pelada gold mine in Brazil are breathtaking, and he was able to depict the pain and suffering caused by starvation in Africa.

The images of Salgado are usually distinguished by a robust sense of social and environmental concern. He has captured the living circumstances of migrant workers all over the world, as well as the repercussions of war and violence, the destruction of the natural environment, and the battle of indigenous people for their continued existence.

Photographer Sebastio Salgado was born in Brazil in 1944 in the city of Aimorés, which is located in the state of Minas Gerais. His black and white photographs of natural landscapes, labourers, and indigenous people have made him one of the most recognised current photographers. He is widely regarded as one of the finest contemporary photographers.

After receiving his education in economics at the Federal University of Espirito Santo in Brazil, Salgado went on to work as an economist for the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, which is located in Switzerland. At this period, he developed an interest in photography and ultimately made the decision to forego a career as an economist in order to pursue a career as a photographer full-time.

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