Our friends across the Atlantic will be able to follow a great conversation, tomorrow June 6 at 7pm at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado will give a lecture entitled A Life in Photography. Reading is organized by the Getty Center in collaboration with Peter Fetterman Gallery, which hosts an eponymous exhibition of the conference until September 3rd.
Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8, 1944 in Aimorés, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. An economist by training, he began his career as a photographer in Paris in 1973, working successively with the agencies Sygma, Gamma and Magnum Photos until 1994, when together with Lélia Wanick Salgado they founded the Amazonas images agency, exclusively dedicated To his photographic work.
He traveled to more than 100 countries for his photographic projects which, in addition to numerous publications in the press, were mostly presented in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel, the Man in Need (1986) , The Hand of Man (1993), Terra (1997), Exodus and The Children of Exodus (2000) and Africa (2007). Itinerant exhibitions of these works have been and continue to be presented throughout the world.
In 2004 Sebastião Salgado began a new project, Genesis. A series of photographs of landscapes, fauna, flora and human communities wich captures ancestral traditions and cultures. This work is conceived as a search for nature still in its original state.
Sebastião Salgado – A Life in Photography
Thursday, June 6 – 7pm
Getty Center – Harold M. Williams Auditorium
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049