- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Aperture (June 15, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 089381525X
- ISBN-13: 978-0893815257
- Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 1.5 x 13.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 67 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #633,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sebastião Salgado: Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Age
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From Publishers Weekly
Even as machines, robots and computers replace workers, Salgado's powerful, striking photographs reveal the backbreaking and unrelenting toil that is still the lot of millions of men and women around the globe. Never preachy or didactic, these 350 duotone images of tea pickers in Rwanda, dam builders in India, steelworkers in France and Ukraine, sugarcane harvesters in Brazil, assembly-line workers in Russia and China, sulfur miners in Indonesia and others, pay tribute to working people who preserve their dignity in the harshest conditions. In the lyrical accompanying essay, Salgado ( An Uncertain Grace ) laments Japan's industrial fishing which decimates fish stocks, France's agricultural policies and the global exploitation of manual laborers who do the bulk of the world's work.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
Salgado, an economist by training, documents the unforgettable faces of workers at their jobs around the world. His widely published images of the oil-field firefighters in Kuwait may be the most familiar to U.S. readers. The catalog for a traveling exhibition, this book is divided into six chapters--Agriculture, Food, Mining, Industry, Oil, and Construction--that show the basest realities of work in some of its uncountable forms, from fishing in Spain, to textile factories in Kazakhstan, Eurotunnel construction in France, a slaughterhouse in South Dakota, and gold miners in Brazil. The reader almost never sees a smiling face or evidence of job satisfaction. Instead, this is an iconography of wage-labor toil, alienation, and survival. The location and subject of each related group of images are announced in the table of contents; otherwise, one needs to consult a separate softbound booklet in a pocket in the back, which offers Salgado's facts and statistics about the particular natural resource, geographical area, and type of work pictured. The reproductions here are of superb quality. The winner of numerous international photography awards, Salgado ( An Uncertain Grace , LJ 2/1/91) has renewed the "concerned photographer" genre and produced one of the finest books of this decade. Essential for all art and photography collections.
- Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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the work of Sebastião Salgado is important not only as art, but is a picture of the injustices of our society.
Impossible to see his work and not relfetir on how we see the world.
The images are spectacular, no other word than that.
Excellent printing of an amazing darkroom work.
Still, one series stands out above all - the Brazilian gold mine workers.
This is the only series where you can feel strong emotions and the judgmental eye of the photographer (and this is what I'm actually looking for in documentary photography. But it might be only me, though).
I assume the reason for that is Salgado's origin, but nevertheless, I really wanted all the series in the book to be emotional as this one.
My first thought when I opened it was that it makes my other books look poor in comparison.
The images are printed large and full page.. And stunningly crisp and clear.
Then you get to the subjects and content of the photos.. Wow!
Within minutes of opening the book at my workplace (I'm a designer) , two people went online and bought it.
Stunning content and amazing composition by an incredible photographer.
It's impossible to be disappointed with this purchase.