Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado Júnior (b. 1944, Brazil) is regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated and foremost social documentary photographers.
He began photographing in the 1970s. and quickly established a name for himself due to his highly politicised, often epic in scale, powerful black and white images. He predominantly works in series form, returning to themes and locations and documenting dramatic landscapes, marginalised people, and endangered species as a way of highlighting social injustice and environmental concerns.
This special presentation of collectors’ prints, curated by TPG’s Print Sales team, showcases a selection of Salgado’s most iconic and career-defining images from projects such as Genesis, Migrations, Serra Pelada, Kuwait, and Amazônia and offers a rare chance to view and purchase work from this extraordinary photographer.
This exhibition coincides with Salgado’s major new touring exhibition, Amazônia, which opens at the Science Museum, London on 13 October 2021.
Collectors’ Prints is presented by The Photographers' Gallery, in collaboration with Cromwell Place. Prices start from £8,150 + vat
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The Photographers' Gallery (TPG) was founded in London’s Covent Garden in 1971 as the first public gallery in the UK dedicated to the photographic medium. From the outset, the sale of prints from new and established international photographers – however informally - was an important part of the Gallery’s offer, not least as a way of extending its support for photographers. In 1981 as both interest and demand for photography grew, the Gallery established a small but dedicated area for the exploration and sales of fine-art prints. Over the years this initial outlet has grown in scale and ambition, to become firmly established, as the Print Sales Gallery – TPG’s specialist centre for anyone interested in discovering, learning about and acquiring high-quality, hand-picked work from an exciting roster of photographers.
Particularly renown for showcasing and supporting young emerging talent, Print Sales Gallery are proud to have played a significant part in launching the careers of Simon Roberts, Idris Khan, Simon Norfolk, and Julie Cockburn amongst many others. It continues to cultivate and showcase exciting new talents, such as Evgenia Arbugaeva and Vasantha Yogananthan.
All profits from Print Sales support TPG’s public programme - in particular allowing to support younger emerging artists at crucial stages of their careers.
- Sebastião Salgado, Xingu Indigenous Territory, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005. Courtesy of the artist.
- Sebastião Salgado, Brooks Range, Alaska, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.
- Sebastião Salgado, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador, 2004. Courtesy of the artist.