Trespassing in the World’s Most Remote Landscapes with Sebastião Salgado, Far-Flung Photographer

The Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has traveled to well over 100 countries over the last three decades, immersing himself in far-flung communities for weeks at a time. His trademark black-and-white photograph series have documented everything from the lives of manual laborers across the globe (India’s irrigation canals, Poland’s shipyards) to untouched landscapes like the endless flats of Antarctica. Now his work is making the journey for “Sebastião Salgado: The World Through His Eyes,” an exhibition opening in February at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre that marks the photographer’s first major showing in Thailand. Revisit Salgado’s “Workers” and “Genesis” series, along with his stirring photojournalism capturing oil spills in Kuwait and the civil war in Kabul, here.

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“Nenets, Yamal Peninsula, Siberia, Russia,” 2011.

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“Southern right whale, Valdés Peninsula, Argentina,” 2004.

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“Traditional tuna fishing ritual in La Mattanza, Trapani, Sicily, Italy,” 1991.

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“Church Gate Station, Bombay, India,” 1995.

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“Young Kamayurá girl, Upper Xingu, Mato Grosso, Brazil,” 2005.

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“Jade Maiwan Avenue, Kabul, Afghanistan,” 1996.

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“Serra Pelada opencast gold mine, Pará, Brazil,” 1986.

© Sebastião Salgado / Amazonas images

“Greater Burhan Oil Field, Kuwait,” 1991.