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 ...

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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.

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About the Artist

About Sebastião Salgado

Economist-turned-artist Sebastião Salgado began his photography practice after his finance role with the International Coffee Organization and the World Bank led him to travel to ...Read More
Economist-turned-artist Sebastião Salgado began his photography practice after his finance role with the International Coffee Organization and the World Bank led him to travel to tea plantations in Africa. Inspired by the people he photographed during his trips, Salgado quit his finance job to continue traveling and photographing the rest of the world and its inhabitants. His works highlight global issues relating to nature, workers, and the human condition, and while he believes that his photographs alone will not be able to change the world, he can use them as a vehicle for awareness coupled with larger movements for action.

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

Fortress of Solitude, from the series Genesis, 2005

Sebastião Salgado

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Size Price
24.00" x 35.00" $18,700

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Description

Gelatin silver print.

Authentication

This work is signed, titled, and dated by the artist in pencil on the print verso and includes blind stamp directly beneath the image.

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This is an open edition and is printed on demand.

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