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Sebastião Salgado - Amazônia

Danziger at Fetterman, Los Angeles

September 1 – October 30, 2021

Yawanawa, State of Acre, Brazil. 2016
Yawanawa, State of Acre, Brazil. 2016
Ashaninka, State of Acre, Brazil. 2016
Marauiá Mountain Range. Yanomami Indigenous Territory, Municipality of São Gabriel de Cachoeira, State of Amazonas, Brazil. 2018
Landscape Of An Igapó, A Type Of Forest Frequently Flooded By River Water, With Jauari Palm Trees (Astrocaryum Jauari) 
Heavy Rain On The Juruá River. Tefé Area (Lower Juruá), State of Amazonas, Brazil. 2009
Adão Yawnawá In A Headress Of Eagle Feathers, Village Of Nova Esperança Rio Gregório Indigenous Territory, State of Acre, Brazil. 2016
Indienne Yamimawa, State of Acre, Brazil. 2016
Zo'e Group, State of Para, Brazil. 2009
Okavango Delta, Botswana (Zebras Into The Brush), Africa. 2007
Nenets, An Indigenous Nomadic People, Whose Main Subsistene Come From Reindeer Herding, South Yamal Region, Siberia, Russia (Mother and Child Bundled). 2011
Nenet Nomads (Migration of Camp) South Yamal Region, Siberia, Russia. 2011
Brooks Range Alaska. 2009 (Printed 2021)
Iceberg Between the Paulet Island and South Shetland Island, Antartica. 2005
Chinstrap Penguins, South Sandwich Islands. 2009
Nenets Nomads Camp, Siberia, Russia. 2011
Bus Stop, Maranhao, Brazil. 1980
The Outskirts of Guatemala City, Guatemala. 1978
Workers Struggle To Remove Bolts, Oil Wells, Kuwait. 1991
Yecare Caimans in Pantanal, A Tropical Wetland, One Of The World's Largerst Wetland Of Any Kind. State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. 2011
Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil (Figure Eight). 1986
Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, Brazil (Cast of Thousands). 1986
 The Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Pará, Brazil (Man Against Post). 1986
Gold Mine, Serra Pelada, State of Pará, Brazil (Legs). 1986

Press Release

Sebastião Salgado -  Amazônia

September 1 - October 30, 2021

Opening in Los Angeles with our partner Fetterman Gallery, we are honored to present the first U.S. exhibition of Sebastião Salgado’s latest epic project - “Amazônia”.

Renowned as one of the foremost artist/photographers of our generation Sebastião Salgado trained as an economist before becoming a photographer in the early 1970s.  Since then his work has taken him to 120 countries and his consistently iconic images portray a world and its inhabitants facing the challenges of the 20th and 21st century.  

Throughout his career, Salgado has achieved a difficult task - imparting dignity and integrity of his subjects without condescension or pity.  Salgado's photography addresses and communicates an understanding of social and environmental situations that he actively tries to remedy both in his work and through the proceeds of his picture sales.

For his long-term “Amazônia” project, Salgado began venturing into the Amazon in 1980s, fostering relationships with some of its tribes (of which there are 188 in Brazil alone).  He returned to some, like the Yanomami, for decades and enjoyed privileged access to others, becoming the first non-indigenous person to visit every village of the Zo’é people.  For “Amazonia” he made 48 trips disappearing into the forest for weeks and sometimes months at a time, returning with new Images and stories and feelings of communality. “When we come to work with these tribes, we come home,” he says.

While the Amazon in his photographs sometimes appears pristine, Salgado rues the rainforest already lost. “For a long time, we’ve built our society based on natural resources which we’ve destroyed,” he says. “We must protect what we didn’t destroy. We must be smart enough to survive.”

In addition to the “Amazônia” photographs, we will have on view key works from Salgado’s previous reportages, including “Gold Mine” (from Serra Pelada) and “Genesis”.