Fortress of Solitude, from the series Genesis, 2005 - Sebastião Salgado
About the Work
About Fortress of Solitude, from the series Genesis
In Fortress of Solitude Sebastião Salgado captures the sheer magnificence of the natural world on his voyage to Antarctica. Traveling for days to find this unique iceberg, Salgado considers the work to be his first true photograph of the ...Read More
In Fortress of Solitude Sebastião Salgado captures the sheer magnificence of the natural world on his voyage to Antarctica. Traveling for days to find this unique iceberg, Salgado considers the work to be his first true photograph of the journey and parallels its structure to that of a medieval castle. As with all of the artist's works, the photograph is shot with black-and-white film and resonates with Salgado's adherence to simplicity.
The work is from the series Genesis, a project sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Environmental Project, UNESCO, and the Guardian News. Started in 2004, Genesis is Salgado's eight-year mission to document environments and communities around the world in their pure, unindustrialized state.
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
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