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Sebastião Salgado: Collectors’ Prints

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Oct. 20, 2021 - Nov. 14, 2021

Gallery 7


The Photographers' Gallery

Press Release

This special presentation showcases an exhibition of works of Sebastião Salgado’s most iconic and career-defining images from projects such as Genesis, Migrations, Serra Pelada, Kuwait, and Amazônia.

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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Print Sales
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. 


  1. Sebastião Salgado, Xingu Indigenous Territory, Mato Grosso, Brazil, 2005. Courtesy of the artist.
  2. Sebastião Salgado, Brooks Range, Alaska, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.
  3. Sebastião Salgado, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador, 2004. Courtesy of the artist.

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Founded in 1971, in a former Lyon’s tea room in Covent Garden, TPG was the UK’s first public gallery devoted to the medium of photography and has remained instrumental in reflecting photography’s pivotal role as a cultural force and its position as one of our most significant contemporary art forms.

Over the years the Gallery has introduced a rich and compelling roster of international photographers such as Juergen Teller, Sebastião Salgado, Weegee, Roman Vishniac, Gordon Parks, Andreas Gursky, Francesca Woodman, Sally Mann and Taryn Simon to a wide audiences, while also championing the work of UK pioneers including Colin Jones Martin Parr, Shirley Baker, Zineb Sedira, Tish Murtha and Corinne Day – among many others.

Since 1997, TPG has further identified and supported photographic talent through the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. This prestigious £30,000 award is given to the most ground-breaking and extraordinary contemporary artists and projects, with previous winners including Richard Billingham, RIneke Dijkstra, Walid Raad, Paul Graham, Susan Meiselas and Mohamed Bourouissa.

In May 2012, TPG moved to its current home in Ramillies Street, Soho. The five-storey building designed by award-winning architects O’Donnell + Tuomey offers visitors three floors of world-class exhibition spaces; an education studio; a state-of-the-art media wall for digital projects as well as a central café area and enhanced spaces for the Bookshop and Print Sales Gallery.

Consistently pushing the boundaries of form and presentation, The Photographers’ Gallery continues to lead the way in championing photography for the widest possible audiences with the aim to further public engagement with, and awareness of, this universally relevant and inclusive medium.

In 2022, in collaboration with Westminster Council, a new public initiative, Soho Photography Quarter will be unveiled. Designed to give audiences even greater access to images, SPQ offers a beautiful space for sitting, looking, sharing and being with and through photography

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