Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/12/05

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Subject: [Leica] Salgado' s work
From: gwpics at (Gerry Walden)
Date: Mon Dec 5 00:28:19 2005
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On 05/12/05, Bill Smith <> wrote:
> Yesterday I had the priviledge to see a rather extensive showing of 
> Salgado's work in a suburb of Seoul, Korea. To say I was overwhelmed is an 
> understatement. His sensitivity to the poor human condition of some and 
> indeed suffering on several continents and ability to record it on film 
> (?) on powerful portraits are amazing.
>  I will never forget many of those haunting images.
>  Bill

I am sure that is the same exhibition I saw in Paris a couple of years
ago and the work is fabulous, and I don't mind admitting that some of
the images bought tears to my eyes for their beauty. And I think that
is one of the problems with Salgados work - he has the ability to take
a poor child on the edge of starvation and elevate the image to a work
of art. Having said that, I don't want to decry from his work in any
way what so ever. For me he is probably the greatest living
photographer with a very strong humanitarian message and fantastic
prints which have to be icons of their time. I have one hanging on my
wall (a mere reproduction I am afraid) as i type this, and it brings
me a mixture of pleasure and pain every single time I look at it.


Gerry Walden LBPPA
Tel: +44 (0)23 8046 3076

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