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    DescriptionSebastiao Salgado is one the most respected photojournalists working today, his reputation forged by decades of dedication and powerful black-and-white images of distressed people taken in places where most wouldn't dare to go. Although he has photographed around the globe, his work most heavily concentrates on Africa, where he has shot more than 40 reportage works over a period of 30 years. From the Dinka tribes in Sudan and the Himba in Namibia to gorillas and volcanoes in the lakes region to displaced people throughout the continent, Salgado shows us all facets of African life today. He knows exactly how to grab the essence of a moment and his images artfully teach us the disastrous effects of war, poverty, disease, and hostile climatic conditions. This stunning book brings together Salgado's photos in three parts: the first concentrates on the southern part of the continent (Mozambique, Malawi, Angola, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia), the second on the Great Lakes region (Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya), and the third on the Sub-Saharan region (Burkina Faso, Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Chad, Mauritania, Senegal, Ethiopia). The texts are provided by renowned Mozambique novelist Mia Couto, who describes how today's Africa reflects the effects of colonization as well as the consequences of economic, social, and environmental crises.


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    Title
    Sebastiao Salgado, Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) Sebastiao Salgado, Edited by Lelia Wanick Salgado, Edited by Mia Couto
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 340 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 2,381 g
    Language
    English
    French
    German
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836523431
    ISBN 10: 3836523434
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    B&T General Subject: 625
    BISAC V2.8: PHO014000
    LC classification: TR
    BISAC V2.8: PHO019000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    BISAC V2.8: PHO015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 779.996
    Libri: FOTO2500, P0039727
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition
    Multilingual edition
    Edition statement
    Multilingual
    Illustrations note
    zahlreiche Abbildungen
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Sebastiao Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in Paris in 1973 and subsequently worked with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos. In 1994 he and his wife Lelia created Amazonas Images, an agency that handles exclusively his work. Salgado's photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l'homme en detresse (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), and The Children (2000). Lelia Deluiz Wanick Salgado studied Architecture and Urban Planning in Paris. Her interest in photography started in the early 1970s and she moved on to conceiving and designing photography books and organizing exhibitions, numerous of them on Sebastiao Salgado. Since 1994 Lelia is director of the press agency Amazonas Images. Translated in more than 20 languages, Mia Couto is Mozambique's most celebrated author. His first novel, Sleepwalking Land, was chosen by an international jury as one of twelve best African books published in the 20th century. He lives in Maputo, Mozambique and works as an ecologist.
    Review quote
    "In the footsteps of courage and catastrophe... The beauty of Sebastiao Salgado's Africa - a 30-year journey across the dark continent by the world's greatest photojournalist." - The Sunday Times Magazine, London "In the footsteps of courage and catastrophe [...] - a 30-year journey across the dark continent by the world's greatest photojournalist." - The Sunday Times Magazines, London"