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Sebastião Salgado: Workers Hardcover – 1 April 2018

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Aperture Foundation; Main edition (1 April 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 089381525X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0893815257
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 25.65 x 3.81 x 33.27 cm
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"This book is the photography of humanity."--Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"Salgado unveils the pain, the beauty, and the brutality of the world of work on which everything rests. This is a collection of deep devotion and impressive skill."--Arthur Miller
"Sebastiao Salgado has produced an elaborate, deluxe paean to laborers throughout the world, from tea harvesters in Rwanda to oil-well firefighters and well-cappers in Kuwait...He brings to the composition of photojournalism skills akin to those of the painter Caravaggio. "Workers "offers additional evidence of this mannerist style, which has its photographic roots in the legacy of W. Eugene Smith...There is no denying that Mr. Salgado's photographs command attention."--Andy Grundberg, "The New York Times Book Review"

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More than those of any other living photographer, Sebastião Salgado's images of the world's poor stand in tribute to the human condition. His transforming photographs bestow dignity on the most isolated and neglected, from famine-stricken refugees in the Sahel to the indigenous peoples of South America. Workers is a global epic that transcends mere imagery to become an affirmation of the enduring spirit of working women and men. The book is an archaeological exploration of the activities that have defined labor from the Stone Age through the Industrial Age, to the present. Divided into six categories-Agriculture, Food, Mining, Industry, Oil, and Construction-the book unearths layers of visual information to reveal the ceaseless human activity at the core of modern civilization. Extended captions provide a historical and factual framework for the images. An elegy for the passing of traditional methods of labor and production, Workers delivers a message of endurance and hope.

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K. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2017
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Garik Tal
3.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars to the photographs - 1 star to the book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 March 2013
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5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful pictures, the binding destroys some images
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2015
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Gerben Groustra
5.0 out of 5 stars Workers by Salgado
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 May 2013
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David K.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 July 2013
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