Coal Mining, Dhanbad, Bihar, India, 1989, 1989 - Sebastião Salgado
About the Work
About Coal Mining, Dhanbad, Bihar, India, 1989
Seeking to show the dignity of humanity while showcasing its trials and travails, veteran photojournalist Sebastião Salgado captures the quiet and resolute intensity of dust-covered Indian miners in this photograph.
About the Artist
About Sebastião Salgado
Salgado has been an active photographer with Gamma Photographic Agency, Magnum Photos, and Amazonas Images, an agency founded by he and his wife to represent his photography. Salgado has also worked with Doctors Without Borders to produce two books, as well as exhibitions staged with the specific purpose of supporting the organization's work. Through his own travels, the artist has published numerous books including the series Migrations and Portraits of Children of the Migration. This project motivated exhibitions and educational programs within community centers across the globe that told the stories of the work's subjects and their journey from the countryside to the city.
Due to his work's humanitarian and environmental focus, Salgado was named a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from a number of universities. He is currently an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Salgado continues to travel around the world on photographic expeditions.Read Less
DescriptionSilver gelatin print
AuthenticationSigned by the artist.
DimensionsThe quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The actual image size is 21.3'' x 14.18''. 15.5'' x 26.5''.
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