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For six years Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region: the rainforest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there-this irreplaceable treasure of humanity in which the immense power of nature is felt like nowhere else on earth. Soon available in a...

Sebastiao Salgado traveled the Brazilian Amazon and photographed the unparalleled beauty of this extraordinary region for six years: the forest, the rivers, the mountains, the people who live there-an irreplaceable treasure of humanity. In the book's foreword Salgado writes: "For me, it is the last frontier, a mysterious universe of its own, where the immense power of nature can be felt as nowhere else on earth. Here is a forest stretching to infinity that contains one-tenth of all living plant and animal species, the world's largest single natural laboratory." Salgado visited a dozen indigenous tribes that exist in small communities scattered across the largest tropical rainforest in the world. He documented the daily life of the Yanomami, the Ashaninka, the Yawanawa, the Suruwaha, the Zo'e, the Kuikuro, the Waura, the Kamayura, the Korubo, the Marubo, the Awa, and the Macuxi-their warm family bonds, their hunting and fishing, the manner in which they prepare and share meals, their marvelous talent for painting their faces and bodies, the significance of their shamans, and their dances and rituals. Sebastiao Salgado has dedicated this book to the indigenous peoples of Brazil's Amazon region: "My wish, with all my heart, with all my energy, with all the passion I possess, is that in 50 years' time this book will not resemble a record of a lost world. Amazonia must live on." Soon available in a signed Collector's Edition and four numbered Art Editions, each with a signed print, optionally with corresponding bookstand designed by Renzo Piano.

Details

ISBN13: 9783836585101
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 528
Edition:
Publication Date: 21 May 2021
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publication City, Country: Cologne, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 35.8(L)4278
Weight (gm): 4278

Author Biography

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 Wanick Salgado created Amazonas Images, which is today their studio, and exclusively handles his work. Salgado's photographic projects have been featured in many exhibitions as well as books, including Sahel. L'Homme en detresse (1986), Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations (2000), The Children (2000), Africa (2007), Genesis (2013), The Scent of a Dream (2015), Kuwait. A Desert on Fire (2016), and Gold (2019).

Reviews

This book is dedicated to the indigenous peoples of Brazil's Amazon region. It is a celebration of the survival of their cultures, customs, and languages. It is also a tribute to their role as the guardians of the beauty, natural resources, and biodiversity of the planet's largest rainforest in the face of unrelenting assault by the outside world. We are eternally grateful to them for allowing us to share their lives. * Sebastiao Salgado and Lelia Wanick Salgado *
An exceptional book on the beauty of this almost lost paradise, threatened by a galloping deforestation. * Le Soir *
This book is a powerfully persuasive voice in an increasingly urgent campaign. * The Times *
[Sebastiao Salgado] spent six years capturing the Amazon rainforest and its Indigenous inhabitants, making a case for their ecological and cultural importance. * The New York Times *
Amazonia, a stunning succession of black and white panoramas. Looking through his images, I feel the same awe I would feel in front of sublime paintings: serpentine rivers flow through seemingly limitless forests, sheer-sided rock escarpments vanish into skies, and apocalyptic clouds loom over wispy treetops. * The Guardian *
Capture[s] the sheer scale of the still-unspoiled heart of this wilderness. * The Guardian *
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