Monday, October 11, 2010
One of the greatest photographers ever would be none other than Sebastião Salgado. His excursions across the world have produced some of the most stunning and utterly emotionally moving photographs to date. Excessive labor, famine, and war are some of the plights that anchor the viewer and hold their heart captive. He draws attention to problems that society has swept under the rug for centuries. He stands against the placation and cold shoulder carelessness that is so abundant today.
Not only does his subject matter grab your attention but his impeccable techniques draw you in as well. His fast eye and expertise wielding a camera allows him to push and stretch the limits of photography. His perfect skill in the darkroom is apparent with his use of burning and dodging which places heavy emphasis on the striking elements within his images. He is a true master and will always be lauded for his work.