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

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] Salgado' s work
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Mon Dec 5 07:23:25 2005
References: <> <>

Funny how that works.
When a photographer thinks a project is important enough, they go a  
up a format, and down a technology.

Slobodan Dimitrov
Studio G-8,
Angels Gate Cultural Center

On Dec 5, 2005, at 12:28 AM, Gerry Walden wrote:

> 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
> --
> Gerry Walden LBPPA
> Web:
> Stock:
> Tel: +44 (0)23 8046 3076
> _______________________________________________
> Leica Users Group.
> See for more information

Replies: Reply from robertmeier at (Robert Meier) ([Leica] Salgado' s work)
Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] Salgado' s work)
In reply to: Message from wrs111445 at (Bill Smith) ([Leica] Salgado' s work)
Message from gwpics at (Gerry Walden) ([Leica] Salgado' s work)