Monday, 17 December 2007

Sebastião Salgado: Africa

© Sebastião Salgado/courtesy Taschen

American Photo magazine's website lists Sebastião Salgado's Africa as one of the Best Photo Books of 2007.

The article tells us that Salgado, with this retrospective monograph on Africa, returns to his professional origins where he worked as an economist. Some of his critics accuse him of glamorizing poverty, but this book works to show Salgado's talented "ability to cast stories of global economic injustice as one single, Homerian tale of essential human nobility."

American Photo's Best Photo Books of 2007 has a handful of images from Salgado's Africa, however they hardly do justice to his artistry. For that, one has to buy the book.

Sebastião Salgado: Africa