Sebastião Salgado : La collection de la Maison Européenne de la Photographie

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© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images
Oaxaca, Mexique 1980
Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Since the publication in 1985 of the Other Americas until the recent exhibition Genesis, la Maison Européene de la Photographie always followed and accompanied the work of Sebastião Salgado.


réfugiée-tutsi-Rwanda-1995© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

Tutsi refugee, Rwanda ,1995 - Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie


After the exhibitions of photographers Elliott Erwitt, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Sabine Weiss, JeanMarquis, Raymond Cauchetier, Willy Rizzo, Karl Lagerfeld and the agnès b. collection, the Salon de la Photo celebrates its tenth anniversary with two exhibitions showing the talent of a majorfigure of contemporary photography, Sebastião Salgado.
Salgado’s powerful images in black and white, popular since the 1970s, have been admired by a vast international audience. Exhibitions such as the Hand of Man, Exodus and more recently Genesis have traveled the world.

Mine d’or Brésil 1986
© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

Gold mine of « Serra Pelada » Para State, Brazil 1986 
Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Amid the 350 prints of the very rich collection of the MEP can be found the artist’smajor photographic projects such as Kuwait, The Hand of Man, Exodus and of course his work in the Serra Pelada gold mine in Brazil, not forgetting his emblematic images of Latin America.

Church-gate-station-Mubai-1995© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

Church Gate station. Mumbai, 1995
Collection Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Sebastiao-Salgado© Zhong Weixing

Sebastião Salgado 2016

Prizes, awards, honors:

• 1985: Oskar Barnack Award

• 1986: Infinity Award for photojournalism

• 1988: Erich-Salomon Award

• 1989: Hasselblad Prize

• 1992: Oskar Barnack Award

• 1993: Royal Medal for the Centennial Photographic Society

• 1994: National Grand Prix of Photography Awarded by the Ministry of Culture (France)

• 1998: Prince of Asturias Prize in Arts

• 2014: Appointed Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters

• April 13, 2016: Election to the Academy of Fine Arts

• July 14, 2016: Knight of the Legion of Honor


Le Salon de la Photo also present this year the unpublished exhibition "Scent of dream" of Sebastião Salgado.

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