Sebastião Salgado

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A couple of years ago, the PhotoBath collective, of which I am a member, mounted a successful exhibition of Sebastião Salgado’s work. It featured 8 platinum prints, produced by his local print maker. Bluntly, I was not a particular fan of Salgado. There was something about the sheer ‘epicness’ and technical wizardry of the photographs that can detract from the …

A Global Image Re-Make

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I would like to offer a ‘reverse re-make’, with, I hope, good reason. Sebastião Salgado is rightly seen as one of today’s most influential photographers. As part of his Genesis project, he was in Papua New Guinea in 2006. Here is an example image, a pair of musicians. Beautiful image, which he shot in an ‘outdoor studio’ (hence the background). In 1994, some …