In April of 1991 photographer Sebastião Salgado documented the environmental disaster of The Kuwaiti oil fires caused by Iraqi military forces. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Gulf War and Sebastião’s powerful body of work that emerged from its ashes.These images are exhibited at the gallery Peter Fetterman until June 2016.
“For me, these men are the true heroes of the war. Covered head to foot in oil, they moved like phantoms through the gloom. The roar of the flames forced them to communicate by shouting into one another’s ears. I am as moved now by the dedication of the firefighters as I was a quarter-century earlier.” ~ Sebastião Salgado